CINCINNATI, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) announced today that it will exhibit its SureFly eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff & landing) octocopter on the main floor of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, aka the North American International Auto Show, January 14-17th. Workhorse's SureFly eVTOL personal air vehicle is a revolutionary design, resembling a large drone that carries humans or cargo.
SureFly is being developed for various markets/applications, including: first/emergency responders, urban air mobility/commuting, military, agriculture, cargo carrier, and more. SureFly has entered into the type certification process with the FAA.
The SureFly is a two-seat hybrid eVTOL multi-copter aircraft developed using Workhorses' hybrid technology. It is designed to carry up to 550 pounds of payload approximately 75 miles at a speed of about 70 miles per hour, day or night. It has been designed to create a new type of aircraft that is easy to operate, safe to fly and is moderately priced, relative to a conventional helicopter.
Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO, commented, "Given that many people think of eVTOLs as flying cars, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show off SureFly at NAIAS."
About Workhorse Group Inc.
Workhorse is an American technology company focused on changing the way the world works by providing sustainable and cost-effective transportation solutions. As an original equipment manufacturer, Workhorse designs and builds high performance battery-electric vehicles, including trucks, aircraft and drones. They also develop cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with their vehicles to enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit workhorse.com.
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