FluxJet is a hybrid between a train and a passenger plane that could reach speeds of at least 1,000 kilometers per hour, according to a statement on the website of the Canadian company TransPod, which is responsible for transport development.
According to the RT news portal: “The text indicates that the vehicle, which weighs almost a ton, will be able to travel on a protected road at a higher speed than that of an aircraft, while detailing that it will be three times faster will be than a normal high-speed train.
The vehicle is fully electric and its operation is based on clean energy systems without fossil fuels, which would free the environment from emitting at least 363,000 tons of CO2 per year.
“All the hard work of the past few years has led to this historic moment when the conversations become reality,” said Sebastien Gendron, co-founder and CEO of TransPod. “The technology is proven and we have the confidence of investors, governments and partners to continue to effectively drive the redefinition of transportation,” he added.
FluxJet will operate exclusively within a network of key locations in major cities across Canada. That country expects to generate up to 140,000 jobs and contribute to the region’s GDP of at least $19.2 billion.