Cartivator SkyDrive

Quick Summary

The Cartivator SkyDrive is being developed in Toyota, Japan, with a business base in Tokyo. The group is volunteer-oriented, utilizing donated equipment to pull together their flying car concept design.

Cartivator, based in Tokyo, Japan

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: Intercity VTOL, no fixed wing

Powerplant: Battery powered electric motor

Range: Unspecified, but likely within intercity range

Top Speed: 100kmph

Propeller Configuration: Two forward and two aft VTOL propellers extended beyond and below the fuselage sides

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 2 passengers

Autonomy Level: Autonomous

Wingspan/Dimensions: 3.6 m long X 1.1 m high X 3.1 m wide

Additional Information
Length 9.51 ft 2.9 m
Height 3.6 ft 1.1 m
Width 4.26 ft 1.3 m
Flight Altitude (Target) ~32.8 ft ~10 m
Maximum Flight Speed (Target) 62.1 mph 100 km/h
Maximum Driving Speed (Target) 93.2 mph 150 km/h

Our Take on the SkyDrive

The SkyDrive has support from the local community in Toyota, Japan with a business headquarters in Tokyo. The Cartivator website states:

“Cartivator is organized by a group of young volunteers who work in the automotive and aviation industries as well as a startup company. Our mission is “Connecting dreams to the next generation through mobility”. Our team consists of people with diverse professional backgrounds and are working hard every weekend towards developing the flying car. We aim to build a prototype, establish theory of flight control, as well as form alliances with major corporations to make mass production of the flying car a reality.”