FAQs

  • Hyperloop is the fifth means of transport and consists of a system of vehicles (also called “pods”) where passengers or freight are transported through a low-pressure network of tubes. Pods float by magnetic levitation, reaching speeds up to 1.000km/h and reducing travel times drastically. It could be imagined as a subway network, but connecting different cities globally. The system is fully electric and has the potential to decarbonize short-haul passenger and freight intercity routes ranging between 400km (250mi) and 1.500km (930mi).

  • To make a hyperloop system scalable it is important to reduce the infrastructure cost, which accounts for up to 95% in hyperloop projects. To do so, Zeleros reduces construction costs including the majority of technologies in the vehicle, reducing the use of linear motors and its power electronics to a tiny fraction of the route. Operation and maintenance costs can be reduced using aviation pressure levels instead of space pressure levels. Zeleros’ team has been working in this unique approach since 2015.

  • Hyperloop systems work based on three key principles: Automated vehicles also called pods (1) travel inside a network of tubes at low-pressure (2), using levitation and propulsion technologies (3). With the combination of these three principles the system can reach ultra high speeds with optimal energy performance, as the ground and air resistance are minimized. Zeleros’ hyperloop technologies minimize infrastructure costs and provide a straight certification journey to accelerate hyperloop path to market.

  • The frictionless environment enables hyperloop systems to reach maximum speeds of up to 1.000km/h (620mph). The average speed of hyperloop will depend on the route layout, but hyperloop could already outperform in travel time most of the intercity connections to-date reaching average speeds above 500km/h (310mph). This positions hyperloop as the fastest and most sustainable solution to cover distances from 400 to 1500km.

  • Although there is not yet any hyperloop route in operation, Governments all over the world have already shown interest in the development of hyperloop routes in their regions. Connections like Madrid to Paris in 90 minutes, or Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 15 minutes, Beijing – Shanghai in 2 hours, or Los Angeles to San Francisco in 50 minutes would be examples of some potential routes. If you want to have a hyperloop route in your country, send us an email at: info@zeleros.com

  • No. Elon Musk popularized tube transport and named it “hyperloop” back in 2013, opensourcing the idea with a document called “Hyperloop Alpha”. His company SpaceX started to organize a series of student competitions in 2015 to accelerate its research, but without a commercial focus. Meanwhile, private hyperloop companies emerged globally. Zeleros’ founders participated in the competition, winning Best Design Concept and Best Propulsion Awards in 2016 in USA, and then created their own company, Zeleros, to bring their unique hyperloop system to market.

  • The price of a hyperloop ticket will depend on many factors. The objective with Zeleros’ scalable approach is to create a mass transport system that will be as affordable as possible, minimizing infrastructure costs: an important parameter that can be controlled in the system design. Pods will be customizable and upgradable, offering a variety of cabin layouts, so operators will be able to satisfy different customer needs (business, tourist, economy, among others) and budgets.

  • Zeleros technologies developed for hyperloop can be applied in the aviation, railway, logistics and energy sectors, among many others. If you are interested to discover how hyperloop technologies can impact and accelerate your business send us an email at: info@zeleros.com