May 17, 2015. Electric airplanes–or flying cars rather, are being built by NASA’s researchers in Kern County, California. The first phase was tested on a mobile ground rig this past week. Joeben Bevirt of Joby Aviation, based in Santa Cruz, predicts electric airplanes will most certainly replace ground transportation.

Airports would probably be welcome of these electric airplanes who will have no problem landing quietly land at airports close to home and work. They are able to be quieter because of their electric motors allow for variations in speed changes. Of course, as new technology ought to be, this flying car will be energy efficient. Its smaller wings allow for this, probably reducing operational costs by up to 30%. It will use five times less energy than a gasoline motor. The aviation and aircraft-loving communities will be thrilled.