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TransPod, the Canadian startup that is building the world’s leading ultra-high-speed ground transportation system (the TransPod Line), has unveiled the FluxJet, a vehicle that can travel at over 1000 km/h. That’s faster than a jet and three times as fast as a high-speed train.

The FluxJet, a fully electric vehicle that is effectively a hybrid between an aircraft and a train, features technological leaps in contactless power transmission and a new field of physics called veillance flux.

The FluxJet will operate exclusively on the TransPod Linea network system with stations in key locations and major cities, featuring high-frequency departures designed to enable fast, affordable, and safe travel.

Recently, TransPod confirmed $550M US finance and announced the next phase of an $18B US 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.

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.

Sebastien Gendron, co-founder and CEO, TransPod, says: “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.”

“This milestone is a major leap forward,” adds Ryan Janzen, co-founder and CTO, TransPod. “The FluxJet is at a nexus of scientific research, industrial development, and massive infrastructure to address passengers’ needs and reduce our dependence on fossil-fuel-heavy jets and highways.”

TransPod Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has affiliate companies in Alberta, France, and the UAE.

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