Flying car 荷蘭公司計畫推出會飛的汽車

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Flying car 荷蘭公司計畫推出會飛的汽車

學習要點

有關 “retail(零售)” 的詞彙

邊看邊答

How long does it take to turn the plane into a car?

文字稿

For as long as there’ve been cars and planes, someone has been trying to combine the two. This Italian model was built in the 1940s.

自從有了汽車和飛機,就有人試圖將兩者合二為一。這個義大利車型建於20世紀40年代。

The trouble is, they’ve never been really practical, but now things could be about to change.

但問題是,之前的 “飛車” 都不實用,現在情況可能即將改變。

Andy Wall, Sales Director, PAL-V
So, we had to stop dreaming, and we are now at the very last stage of processing the regulations within permissions for flight with this vehicle. So… It’s getting so close.

安迪·沃爾       PAL-V 銷售總監

“我們需要把夢想變為現實,所以我們現在已經進入辦理相關飛行許可的最後階段。所以,夢想成真近在咫尺。”

The PAL-V Liberty is made by a Dutch company which is nearing the end of the long process to get everything licensed and approved.

“PAL-V Liberty” 由一家荷蘭公司製造,經過長期努力,這家公司即將得到全部許可及批准。

The question is, who is going to buy one? Well, they’ve already got lots of orders.

問題是,誰會買這種飛行汽車?殊不知這家公司其實已經接到了很多訂單

Marco van den Bosch, Chief Commercial Officer, PAL-V
This is the fastest way to become a pilot. So, there’s always a small James Bond seat in every heart of every guy and every girl, so that’s where we’re selling to.

馬可·范登博什       PAL-V 首席商務官
“這是成為飛行員最快的方法。在每個人心中,不論男女,都多少有點想要像詹姆斯·龐德在電影裡那樣炫酷,這就是我們的目標客戶群。”

It takes less than ten minutes to turn it from a plane to a car. You could land it at any airfield and then drive home.

飛機變身汽車,只需不到十分鐘。你可以降落在任何機場,然後開車回家。

If you want to buy one of these, it’s going to cost you €300,000. It sounds a lot, but probably a snip if you want to be at the forefront of what they’re promising will be a new motoring and aviation revolution.

如果你想買一輛飛行汽車,需要花30萬歐元。這聽起來價格不菲,但該公司承諾將帶來一場新的汽車和航空革命。因此,如果你想站在最前沿,就顯得物超所值了。

You’ll need a private pilot’s licence [in the UK], but you can learn both here in Coventry and in Oxford.

在英國開飛行汽車,你需要私人飛行員駕照,可以在考文垂和牛津學習考照。

There’ve been many false starts in bringing a flying plane to market. Next year, they reckon, is when you may see one driving along a street near you.

飛行汽車推向市場的嘗試中,失敗的案例屢見不鮮。但就在明年,你可能會看到一輛 “飛車” 在你家附近的街邊駛過。

詞彙

model 型號,車型

processing 辦理,處理

licensed 得到許可的

orders 訂單

bring (something) to market 把……推向市場

問題答案

According to PAL-V, it takes less than ten minutes.