Workhorse works on electric trucks, flying cars

Workhorse's Surefly drone
Workhorse Group is working on a two-seat personal flying machine. (Workhorse Photo)

BELLEVUE, Wash. – A company called the Workhorse Group wants to beat Amazon to the punch and provide the U.S. Postal Service with thousands of electric-powered mail trucks equipped with delivery drones. But that’s not all: CEO Steve Burns sees flying cars in the company’s future.

It’s a dream that’s already attracting tens of millions of dollars in funding for Silicon Valley startups.

“I know a couple of people who are working on it,” Burns acknowledged today at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Conference Center. “But we’re trying to do it first.”

Burns provided a sneak peek at his Indiana-based company’s plans for a hybrid flying car – or, to use his preferred term, the Surefly personal flying machine – during the Advanced Transportation Technologies Conference, organized by the Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions.

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By Alan Boyle

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