Introducing the interior of the Hyundai Sky Taxi Hyundai Motor Group established a division named Supernal in November 2021. We aim to produce an aircraft for affordable smokeless aviation as soon as possible in 2028. Supernal is an electric vertical take off and landing EVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) type of aircraft designed for flying taxis. Hyundai has unveiled the Supernal at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. Showcasing the interior of the Supernal sky taxi.
There are 5 people including the driver, and the model is a butterfly. The body is designed to be lightweight and rigid. Driven by battery power, it can only fly for short distances of minutes. Because of the weight of the battery, it has to be as small as possible, so the amount of electricity it can provide is limited. Research and development is still underway to use a hydrogen fuel cell for supernal long-duration flight. Given the large size of the vehicle, it will be designed to fly long distances.
Supernal will work in partnership with Rolls-Royce, the maker of aircraft engines. They will create a new propulsion system to fly with fuel cells. It is expected that a fuel cell flying vehicle will be implemented after 2030.Hyundai Motor Group and Rolls-Royce Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of an electric-powered aircraft for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market. Rolls-Royce’s aeronautical expertise and experience will be combined with Hyundai’s battery electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell technology to produce urban and long-distance flying taxi models.