The TransPod FluxJet transportation vehicle introduces groundbreaking technology to the market
Traveling faster than 621 miles per hour, the TransPod FluxJet transportation vehicle has been revealed by the Canadian startup aiming to restructure and innovate transportation for passengers and cargo. Thanks to revolutionary developments in propulsion and fossil-fuel-free clean energy systems, the FluxJet is a fully electric vehicle that resembles a hybrid of an airplane and a train.
Referred to by the company as a “plane without wings”, the TransPod FluxJet transportation vehicle is built upon cutting-edge “contactless power transmission” with an introduction of new physics known as “veillance flux.” It is able to travel at a speed of over 621 mph (1000 km/h) on a protected guideway, which is three times the speed of a high-speed train.
“All the hard work over the past few years has led to this milestone moment where talk is becoming a reality,” said TransPod CEO and co-founder, Sebastien Gendron. “The technology is proven, and we have the confidence of investors, governments, and partners to continue pushing forward to redefine transportation effectively.”
The FluxJet will operate solely on the TransPod Line, a network system with stations in key sites and cities that offers high-frequency departures to facilitate quick, inexpensive, and secure transportation. The Toronto-based company has confirmed a $550 million USD financing and has announced the next step of a $18 billion US infrastructure project to construct the line to connect Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
During construction, the TransPod FluxJet transportation vehicle project will create 140,000 jobs and $19.2 billion for Canada’s economy. On top of a 54-passenger capacity, the FluxJet is designed with four luggage racks and accommodates two wheelchairs while carrying a max of 10 tons of cargo. When the TransPod Line starts running, customers will pay about 44% less than a plane ticket which will cut CO2 emissions by 636,000 tonnes annually.
Additionally, TransPod recently demonstrated a scaled-down FluxJet at a gathering in Toronto to highlight its flight capabilities.