TransPod, a startup in Canada, has unveiled its FluxJet vehicle, a ultra-high-speed ground transport system operating on TransPod Line, to disrupt and redefine passenger and cargo transport.
Based on groundbreaking innovations in propulsion and fossil-fuel-free clean energy systems, the FluxJet is a fully electric vehicle that is effectively a hybrid between an aircraft and a train. Featuring technological leaps in contactless power transmission and a new field of physics called veillance flux, the FluxJet vehicle travels in a protected guideway at over 1000 km/h, faster than a jet and three times as fast as a high-speed train.
The FluxJet will operate exclusively on the TransPod Line, a network system with stations in key locations and major cities, featuring high-frequency departures designed to enable fast, affordable, and safe travel.
“All the hard work over the past few years has led to this milestone moment where talk is becoming a reality. The technology is proven, and we have the confidence of investors, governments, and partners to continue pushing forward to redefine transportation effectively,” Sebastien Gendron, co-founder and CEO of TransPod.
TransPod has confirmed USD 550 million finance and announced the next phase of an USD 18 billion infrastructure project to build the TransPod Line to connect the cities of Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
Preliminary construction work, including the environmental impact assessment, has begun. This project will create up to 140,000 jobs and add SUD 19.2 billion to the region’s GDP throughout construction. Once the TransPod Line is in operation, it will cost passengers approximately 44 per cent less than a plane ticket to travel the corridor and reduce CO2 emissions by 636,000 tonnes per year.
The company has presented its solution in Toronto where unveiled a scaled-down FluxJet in a live demonstration showing its flight capabilities. The almost 1-tonne FluxJet vehicle demonstrated a take-off, travel, and landing procedure within its guideway.