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As railroads hit Britain, Europeans have been ‘commuting’ in flying cars.

Empty train station next to a flying car.

You don’t have to worry about trains when you can just fly to work yourself (Image credit: AP/SWNS)

With commuters in the UK struggling to get to work today, one business owner has taken a different approach to getting to the office.

Tomasz Patan, co-founder of Swedish company Jetson, completed the ‘first’ commute in his £68,000 space-age flying car.

Patan drove the Jetson ONE vehicle from his Italian home to a company building in nearby Tuscany.

The company said the air travel reduced travel time by 88%.

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Jetson said the trip was a “significant event for the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector.”

The trip actually took place last month, on May 21st. But we’re only finding out about it now, ironically, as thousands of British workers battle three days of rail strikes.

PICTURE SHOWS: Tomasz Patan, co-founder of Swedish company Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. See SWNS story SWBRjetson. A company owner has the ?first? Commute in a €68,000 space-age flying car. Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, drove the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. The company says the trip was reduced by 88%. According to Jetson, the trip to the facility in Santa Maria a Monte is one

Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, pilots the Jetson ONE vehicle. (Image credit: Jetson AB / SWNS)

The aircraft is powered by eight electric motors, has a flight time of 20 minutes and can reach a top speed of 102 km/h.

It consists of a race car-inspired lightweight aluminum spaceframe and a carbon-kevlar composite body.

The vehicle is powered by a high-discharge lithium-ion battery and can carry a single pilot weighing 100 kg.

PICTURE SHOWS: Tomasz Patan, co-founder of Swedish company Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. See SWNS story SWBRjetson. A company owner has the ?first? Commute in a €68,000 space-age flying car. Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, drove the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. The company says the trip was reduced by 88%. According to Jetson, the trip to the facility in Santa Maria a Monte is one

The car can accommodate any pilot weighing up to 120 pounds (100 kg) (Credits: Jetson AB / SWNS)

San Sunner, Head of Communications at Jetson, said: “On May 21, after months of rigorous testing, the Jetson team completed the first-ever eVTOL shuttle.

“The team eagerly awaited the arrival of the Jetson ONE at the Santa Maria a Monte factory in Tuscany.”

Patan added: “Our long-term goal is to democratize flying. We firmly believe that “eVTOL” is the future of mass transportation. We are committed to making this a reality.”

PICTURE SHOWS: Founders Tomasz Patan and Peter Ternstrom. See SWNS story SWBRjetson. A company owner has the ?first? Commute in a €68,000 space-age flying car. Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, drove the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. The company says the trip was reduced by 88%. According to Jetson, the trip to the facility in Santa Maria a Monte is one

Co-founders Tomasz Patan and Peter Ternstrom. (Image credit: Jetson AB / SWNS)

Peter Ternstrom, Company Co-Founder and President, added: “Like a Formula 1 car, the Jetson is built for the sky and is incredibly fun to fly.

“Most importantly, the flight stabilization system we developed makes flying super easy. We can make anyone a pilot in less than five minutes.”

Jetson says their prototype “proof of concept” was completed in early 2018 and the company has been working on a “consumer-friendly” version ever since.

PICTURE SHOWS: Tomasz Patan, co-founder of Swedish company Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. See SWNS story SWBRjetson. A company owner has the ?first? Commute in a €68,000 space-age flying car. Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, drove the Jetson ONE vehicle from his home to a company building in Tuscany. The company says the trip was reduced by 88%. According to Jetson, the trip to the facility in Santa Maria a Monte is one

The car has a flight time of 20 minutes and can reach a top speed of 102 km/h. (Image credit: Jetson AB / SWNS)

If you’ve been thinking of putting your name in and ripping up your season pass forever, unfortunately you’ll have to wait until next year.

The company states: “All production for 2022 is sold out, but we are taking orders for delivery for 2023.”

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