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The Z2 shares the first-generation Zeva Zero’s saucer shape, but will be more efficient and faster.

Zeva Aero has launched a new prototype called the Z2, which is expected to be faster and more efficient than its original Zeva Zero. Like the Zero, the Z2 is a single-occupant aircraft designed for personal transportation, search and rescue, military missions and cargo deliveries. The Z2 will also have a wider footprint and larger propellers than the Zero.

Once constructed, the Z2 is expected to have a range of about 50 miles on a single battery charge, with a top speed of 160 mph. Zeva CEO Stephen Tibbitts told FutureFlight that a prototype could be ready by the end of the year.