China's Geely buys U.S. flying car maker

Updated 2017-11-14 16:30:59 Xinhua

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced it will acquire all operations and assets of Terrafugia Inc, a U.S.-based flying car developer.

Geely did not disclose the volume of the deal, which has received approval from all relevant regulators in the United States, it said in a statement Monday.

Geely has promised investment in Terrafugia to make the flying car a reality.

Founded in 2006, Terrafugia aims to deliver its first flying car to the market in 2019 and release the world's first flying car with vertical take-off and landing by 2023.

With more than 60,000 employees worldwide, Geely sold more than 1.3 million vehicles in 2016, with Volvo Car sales exceeding 530,000.

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