Hyperloop One is ready to revolutionise transport in Europe, with plans to cover huge distances in incredibly fast times.
At its Vision for Europe event held earlier this week, the company presented nine semi-finalist routes as part of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge, including a round-trip of Germany that lasts just 142 minutes.
“The proposed high-speed corridors are in Germany, Estonia-Finland, Spain-Morocco, Corsica-Sardinia, The Netherlands, Poland, and three in the U.K.,” the company says. “The routes, in aggregate, would connect more than 75 million people in 44 cities, spanning 5,000 kilometers.”
Hyperloop One believes that it has the potential to offer next-generation logistics on top of standard transport, a tool that could “unify the European economy”.
“Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that has built a fully functional Hyperloop, the first new mode of transportation in more than 100 years,” it adds. “We see Europe as a high-potential market for Hyperloop, as its leaders embrace new ideas in transportation and commit to big infrastructure projects like no other region in the world.”
Earlier this year, the company completed construction of its Nevada test loop, and a demonstration of the technology is imminent.
Other routes include an England-Scotland-Wales trip spanning 1 060km – a journey that would take just 89 minutes.
This was Hyperloop One’s fourth ‘Vision’ conference, with Africa and South America being the two remaining continents yet to have the focus shifted to them.