A number of "carplanes" have recently appeared on the market or will be appearing soon. The purpose of this site is to contrast and compare these vehicles and to provide the latest information on each. It is an unbiased site that is not funded by any of the manufacturers.
No price and no availability date. Its a 4-person enclosed, 3-wheel vehicle that flies via ducted-fan technology for vertical take-off and landing ability. Road speeds are not quoted but they're talking 300 mph for the air speed and lately they have been talking about "complete automated flight systems" for the vehicle. They have a 2003 video on their web site showing the thing getting about 10 feet off the ground. A May 2013 email I received from them indicated that they may produce a vehicle in China and the rotary engine in Phoenix, Arizona. They always seem to be courting investors and in late 2013 launched a crowdfunding campaign. Truthfully, the more information I get from them the more conflicting signals I get as to what they are actually doing. Located in California.
Terrafugia's second carplane design, they expect to have a full-size prototype by 2018 and a $260,000 production vehicle by 2028. Its envisioned as a 4-person hybrid-electric vehicle with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. A 300 hp engine will provide a 200 mph cruising speed and a 500 mile flight range. The vehicle will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace. Also envisioned is automatic landing capabilities in the case of pilot incapacitation. Located in Massachusetts.
$49,300 kit but no availability date Its a 2-person motorcycle that flies as a Light Sport Aircraft via a removable set of wings. Ground speed is whatever a small motorcycle will do and the anticipated maximum air speed is 138 mph. The major drawback to this design is that you have to leave the wings behind at the airport when you drive away, which forces you to return to the airport to pick them up. Located in New Jersey.
$450,000 but no availability date Its a 4-person car that flies via ducted-fan technology but without any vertical take-off or landing claims. Max anticipated ground speed of 85 mph and max air speed of 220 mph. Their web site says that the project is on indefinite hold. Located in Washington and Maryland.
Still on the drawing board so no price and no availability date Its a 4-wheeled, enclosed electric vehicle concept with 8 rotors and 2 pusher props. Located in California. (Their web site says almost nothing so check out this Gizmag article.)
It is a 2 person enclosed cockpit vehicle with a hybrid electric-gasoline propulsion system that is expected to deliver an impressive maximum airspeed of 197 mph and surprisingly short take-off and landing distances of only 400 feet. The wings must be manually stowed and deployed. An actual vehicle exists and that vehicle has undergone some low level flight testing. Located in California.
Three ducted fans give this bicycle its "wings". They are in the testing phase and expect a price of $100,000 when it hits the streets/skies; whoa that's not a cheap bike. Fly for an hour at 60 mph with a maximum pilot weight of 220 pounds. They said it was coming out in 2016 but that's not happening - so its wait and see if they can finish the testing and get it into production.