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Plenty of startups are working on the sci-fi dream of flying cars, but not many look like, well, a car. “We started calling everything a flying car, and that was wrong,” says Jim Dukhovny, co-founder and CEO of Alef Aeronautics. The company’s Model A, a two-seat, all-electric vehicle with a flight range of 110 miles, indeed looks made to be parked in a garage. In July, the Federal Aviation Administration gave the vehicle a special airworthy certificate, allowing Alef to make test flights. The company hopes to deliver the first Model A’s by 2026.

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