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Honda announces flying vehicles, avatar robots, and rockets

Well, to be fair Honda’s still making cars, only now it’s seriously expanding its business areas to form a “mobility ecosystem” that stretches into new dimensions — both literally and figuratively — and ultimately to outer space.

Honda R&D Co., the company’s innovations arm, will be leading the efforts to produce an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, an avatar robot, and space tech. 

Honda’s eVTOL

First up, Honda’s foray into an entirely new dimension… up. The Japanese automaker didn’t disclose many details about its upcoming eVTOL. But what the company did divulge was that the aircraft’s electric motor will also be supported by a gas turbine hybrid power unit.