October 28, 2021

We hope to offer a new method of movement.

ALI Technologies chief executive Daisuke Katano on his company’s new hoverbike.
  • The Japanese company put the hoverbike up for sale this week. It costs $680,000.
  • It “flies” up to 62 mph for roughly 40 minutes on one charge.

Why It Matters: Existing law may not allow for hoverbikes on roads near you, but the technology is evolving. One analyst tells the BBC: “The current trialling of emerging technologies such as driverless cars, autonomous robots and drones shows there is a blueprint for new forms of transport to move out of the realms of science fiction and into the real world.”

Start-up launches £495,000 hoverbike in Japan

by Jenna Lee,