This cheap single-seater Chinese electric helicopter could be yours

One-person electric helicopter from Weird Alibaba EVs

Awesomely Weird Alibaba EVs now come up with another different EV. A one-person piloted flying machine. It isn’t cheaper than other vehicles, however, cheaper than the seater drones available in the west. It is priced at $78,000 with shipping charges of around $618.

This cheap single-seater Chinese electric helicopter could be yours
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Furthermore, weighing just 110 kilograms (242 pounds), it has a payload capacity of up to 100 kilograms (220 pounds). That’s enough for me and my dog to soar through the skies, though there’s a chance that would count as animal cruelty. It’s probably best to keep this as a one-passenger affair. The aircraft runs on a 24s battery system, meaning around 88 volts flow through those motors. That’s a lot of RC lipo batteries underneath your rear end. There’s no word on capacity, but the sales page says you only get a maximum flight time of 30 minutes.

Possibly those who can afford it could beat the traffic. They only fly at about 10 m/s (22 mph or 36 km/h), but that’s a lot faster than standstill traffic. And you can buzz low enough to see the demoralized look on the faces of drivers stuck in traffic jams. It isn’t a cheap-looking chair but is a nice-looking leather captain’s chair. It’s even nicer than a DIY electric aircraft chair.

Alibaba EVs

Alibaba is China’s online shopping behemoth – an online marketplace featuring just about everything under the sun (or under the sea). It has just about everything you can imagine, which of course includes all sorts of interesting electric vehicles. Another recent vehicle is a four-wheeled electric motorcycle.

With a straight-up Batman-like design, this four-wheeled electric motorcycle is a sight to behold. There’s the 60V 20Ah battery. That’s a mere 1.2 kWh of capacity.  With a 130-kilogram (287-pound) curb weight, this thing doesn’t seem like it’s going to be shooting off the line.  It claims a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). This one would take some careful consideration before throwing a leg over. The four-wheeled electric motorcycle is amazingly affordable at just US $1,160. Evidently, the company is going beyond the traditional concepts of how a vehicle should look. The designs somehow work. Some various explorers of EVs tend to buy these. However, except for a few affordable ones, these vehicles don’t tend to be sold mass-produced on a large scale. It is interestingly nice to look out at Weird Alibaba EVs to get new ideas or concepts. The feasibility and possibility can be found. The reviews help one to understand the comfort or likes of a user.