Pegasus

Drivable VOTL Flying Car

2020

Concept + Development

Pegasus VTOL


The world's first truly drivable VOTL Flying Car that fits in your garage. No Runway Required.


Pegasus International Group ushers in a new era of personal transportation with the ground-breaking Pegasus-E, a multi-modal vehicle capable of seamlessly transitioning between drive and flight without the need for a runway. This innovation transforms any open space into a potential take-off and landing zone. The Pegasus-E boasts proprietary technology for adaptable vertical take-offs and landings, placing practicality at the forefront of the VTOL market. Developed as the first of its kind, it demanded a visually striking, sleek, and functional aesthetic to complement its innovative semi-monocoque multi-modal chassis and automatic folding rotor blades. In a strategic collaboration, Pegasus partnered with Design + Industry to merge electric motoring with robust rotorcraft technologies. The focus of this partnership was the exterior + interior styling (A-surfacing) and CAD development of the E-Model, prioritising aerodynamic efficiency, safety, and desirability. The result is a fusion of form and function, where the dramatic supercar side intake pods stand out as a testament to the serious handling capabilities of the Pegasus-E. Exposed carbon fibre panels not only contribute to the vehicle's aesthetic appeal but also serve as a visual representation of the meticulous attention to innovative engineering that defines Pegasus.

Hybrid Development


A careful balancing of aerodynamic efficiency, safety, and desirability.


In a strategic collaboration, Pegasus partnered with Design + Industry to merge electric motoring with robust rotorcraft technologies. The focus of this partnership was the exterior + interior styling (A-surfacing) and CAD development of the E-Model, prioritising aerodynamic efficiency, safety, and desirability. The result is a fusion of form and function, where the dramatic supercar side intake pods stand out as a testament to the serious handling capabilities of the Pegasus-E. Exposed carbon fibre panels not only contribute to the vehicle's aesthetic appeal but also serve as a visual representation of the meticulous attention to innovative engineering that defines Pegasus.

Ground to Cloud Technology


Shift Gears: From Asphalt to Altitude — Combining the best of aviation rotorcraft and automotive technologies.


Globally, there is a race to develop the next-generation in passenger transportation alternatives — Many “Flying Car” companies have approached this challenge with iterations on the eVOTL passenger drone concept. This approach leads to several common technical difficulties: novel technologies come with an unproven safety record and are therefore difficult to certify; have a short flight range of around 35-minutes; required significant new infrastructure development to achieve real-world functionality; and finally, eVOTL’s are not designed to be drivable. The Pegasus designed solution synthesises the best in proven aviation rotorcraft + automotive technologies to deliver the world’s first true VOTL that can be driven on the road. As a hybrid that carefully balances a combination of proven, safe technologies, Pegasus delivers real-world practicality on the road and in the sky with a vehicle that is highly usable at a consumer skill level.

The Sky is No Limit


A revolutionary method of multi-modal transportation — Handles like a supercar, flies like a dream.


The Pegasus E flying car is the result of years of R&D by the Pegasus International Group leading to the invention of several novel technologies and functions. The vision required a platform that would deliver on two key ‘must-haves’ for the Pegasus E — Strong enough to handle the road — Light enough to fly. Taking on this challenge led to break-through engineering solutions and the development of new manufacturing methods, resulting in the world’s first semi-monocoque chassis for a VTOL craft. Pegasus patented technologies allow any user to take off and land anytime, anywhere. With proven rotorcraft technology the E-Series can auto-rotate (glide) to safety in an emergency event should engine failure and power loss occur. Using conventional 98% unleaded fuel for flight, and electric power for the road — this hybrid combination allows for a 3HR+ range compared to the market competitor average of 35 minutes.

Aircraft-Grade Engineering


Certified airworthy with the Civil Aviation Safety (CASA) Australia


Pegasus is classified as an aerospace platform; therefore, safety and quality were of utmost priority. To ensure component strength, materials such as aircraft-grade 6061 and 7075 T6 aluminium, certified 4130 Chromoly steel tubes, and advanced prepreg carbon fibre have been utilised. Pegasus has achieved airworthiness registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia. The E-Series can be flown in Australia under current airspace regulations by people with any helicopter pilot’s license. Currently the vehicles can be driven on private roads, and VicRoads certification is in process. 2023 key objectives for the Pegasus International Group include obtaining US airworthiness certification for the Pegasus-E and the launch of their prototype 4-seater air taxi version.