The Swedish company Jetson Aero says it has sold out of the “entire 2022 production” of its electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVtol).
Since the official launch on the 21st of October 2021, another 100 units have been sold for 2023 delivery, with over 3,000 pre-orders during the same time period.
The Jetson One official launch video made waves on the internet reaching over 14 million views on YouTube.
Jetson confirmed it will be recruiting significantly in 2022 and will do its first round of external fund raising.
Tomasz Patan, co-founder and CTO, says: “It is important for us to find the right investors now as we expand and grow our company. Jetson is looking globally for a company that shares our vision.
“We are at the forefront of a new industry. The skill set needed to lead in this industry is incredibly niche. As is the mindset and energy to be in a company that wants to shape the future.”
Jetson is currently the only eVtol company on the market that can provide a commercially available personal electric vehicle.
The demand for the Jetson One has been “phenomenal”, says the company, supporting its “dream to make everyone a pilot”.
Jetson welcomes Swedish Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rikard Steiber as Senior Advisor and first external investor. Rikard Steiber will support Jetson in raising capital as the first round of external fundraising begins.
Rikard Steiber, CEO at GoodTrust, ex Google veteran and a pioneering angel investor in companies such as DRL – Drone Racing League and Einride Autonomous Electric Trucks.
“Great to see Jetson, a Swedish company, beat the international competition to market with the first commercially available flying car” said Steiber. “With Jetson One the dream of flying now becomes a reality. Everyone can now become a pilot!”
The Jetson One is constructed of a lightweight aluminium space frame and carbon-kevlar composite body.
It is powered by eight electric motors, has a flight time of 20 minutes, reaching a top speed of 102 kilometres per hour (63 miles per hour). It runs on a high discharge lithium-ion battery and can carry a pilot’s weight of 210 pounds 100 kg.
Peter Ternstrom, co-founder and president of Jetson, says: “We are incredibly happy to have Swedish tech icon Rikard Steiber on board our project.
“We have a big challenge ahead of us, to finalise a production-ready Jetson One, and to prepare it for mass production in 2023. This is an incredibly exciting time for us but also for the eVtol industry.”
The first exclusive buyers can expect to receive their Jetson One in the Autumn of 2022. The price for the Jetson One is a relatively affordable $92,000 with a $22,000 deposit.