Zeleros is designing hyperloop technology that could become the fastest land-travel transport system in the world. Hyperloop is a fully electric and fully automated mode of intercity travel.
EIT Climate-KIC supported Zeleros from the beginning, helping assemble its team of seven pioneers and supporting them through their 2019 EIT Public Award victory. Zeleros also counts EIT InnoEnergy among its major investors. And it benefitted from the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme, the EIT's programme to close the innovation gap between European countries and support innovation communities in countries like Spain where Zeleros is based.
The speed of a plane, the convenience of a train, and the frequency of a subway system
The hyperloop transportation system can send capsules travel at 1 000 km/h inside low-pressure tubes. All while being more energy efficient than current travel methods and free of direct emissions.
By minimising the use of linear motors with in-vehicle technologies, Zeleros reduces infrastructure costs. This technology drastically facilitates maintenance procedures while improving passenger safety.
Zeleros is building a major hyperloop community
Zeleros boasts a network of world-renowned partners across the railway, infrastructure, aviation, and energy industries, such as Renfe, Airbus, Acciona, ArcelorMittal, Red Electrica de Espana, Capgemini Engineering, EIT lnnoEnergy, and CAF Group. It has also partnered with research centres like CIEMAT, international investors like Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center or the UK's Goldacre, and associations like the International Union of Railways (UIC). A global consolidated hyperloop network could potentially avoid more than 6.3 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions and transport up to 1.5 billion passengers and 27.5 million tons of freight per year by 2050.