The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition in Dubai, which is popularly known as Gitex Global, is set to feature the first public flight of a Chinese tech firm’s eVTOL two-seater flying car this year.
Gitex Global will be a five-day tech event starting from 10 October to 15 October, and the event will be hosting 5,000 companies across two million square feet of exhibition space, a 25 per cent year-on-year increase divided into 26 halls.
Gitex Global is one of the world’s largest tech shows, with 52 per cent of the exhibitors new to Gitex, including global tech companies Binance, AMD, Tencent and ByteDance.
It is the 42nd year of the Gitex Global event. The event will feature the latest expansions and creations in 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, cybersecurity, FinTech, blockchain, data analytics and smart cities.
The eVTOL flying car display will be one of the star attractions.
XPeng is a tech company and EV manufacturer which designs, develops, manufactures and markets intelligent mobility solutions.
It has produced the two-seater eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) X2 flying car with the support of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, its official partner.
Mr Gu said, “We’re delighted to be holding the first global public flight of the XPeng X2 at Gitex Global 2022, showcasing our pioneering in-house R&D and proprietary manufacturing capabilities to push the e-mobility industry forward.”
In addition, he said, “We believe this advancement takes us one step closer to the future of short-distance city journeys taking advantage of this technology, including sightseeing and medical transportation.”