Kiev: A Ukrainian student has received a patent for making a flying electric car that can remain airborne for about an hour.'Eco-Grieg' is a hybrid electric vehicle and helicopter that is cheap to run.

It is also 'absolutely green', Alexander Avramenko, a student at the Ukrainian Small Academy of Sciences, told Xinhua.

Almost everyone can drive it as it has automatic transmission and a desk control console, he said.

The inventor said he expected his product could soon go into mass production.

He said his innovation could be used in areas where road transportation is not permitted.