Govt clarifies flying car not for sale to public

By BERNAMA | 2 March 2019

ALOR GAJAH: The flying car to be developed by Malaysia is targeted at transport services companies or related services and is not for sale to the general public.

Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said the ministry had received positive response on the car, especially from international companies, including those involved in development and prototyping.

“Currently, there are many parties showing interest in the development of the flying car, including Grab, which is proposing to use the car for taxi services,” he told reporters after opening the 2019 Durian Tunggal Entrepreneur Carnival here today.

Asked to comment on the negative reaction over the initial announcement of the flying car, Mohd Redzuan said the flying car was never intended for sale to the public.

Last Tuesday, Bernama reported Mohd Redzuan as saying Malaysia’s first flying car was being developed using local technology and the prototype would be unveiled this year.

He added that the development of the car would attract foreign investment and create more job opportunities, particularly in the engineering sector.