The Hyperloop network is an indispensable piece of the puzzle in relieving congestion of existing transport networks and tackling global transport sustainability challenges.
Global hyperloop network
By 2050, our ambition is to realize a 100,000 kilometer hyperloop network. Each new route added to the network will add more synergies and cumulative effects. Ultimately, the global hyperloop network will extend to all continents, providing fast and sustainable connections to major economic and population centers.
Saving taxpayer money and saving space for living and nature
Current modalities are at their system limits. Roads, railways, and airports either are already congested or will be in 5-10 years. Over 50 trillion euro needs to be invested globally by 2050 to provide additional transport capacity. By using €3 trillion to build a 100,000 km global hyperloop network, we will meet 10% of the new transport demand by 2050. This saves €3 trillion of public expenditures on existing modalities that don't need to be expanded, reduces additional spending on new power plants that don't need to be realized, and simultaneously provides a future-proof transport solution.
The hyperloop network uses a third of the space needed for road or rail infrastructure of similar capacity and easily integrates into the urban fabric of densely populated areas. Raised on pylons or hidden underground, hyperloop tubes shield people and nature from noise and protect them from disruptions to their habitats.
Curbing carbon emissions
Global demand for transportation is expected to grow by 250% towards 2050. Transport is responsible for around 23% of total greenhouse gas emissions, which are expected to grow 16% in the next 30 years—even including all current green initiatives. Changing our lifestyle toward less mobility and limited consumption will help in the short run, but we need to do more if we want to ensure that our children and grandchildren inherit a clean planet and good quality of life. Hyperloop uses 10x less energy than road transport or aviation. The shift for passengers and cargo to hyperloop will allow us to save over 1 billion tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually by 2050.
With high-speed, on-demand services without stops or transfers, hyperloop redefines passenger transport of the future. The hyperloop network offers a new quality of intercity trips—especially those currently realized by short-haul flights—and brings passenger experience and sustainability to the front seat. Learn more
Boosting modern logistics
Hyperloop features make it especially attractive for modern logistics of time-sensitive and high-value e-commerce and palletized goods. Sustainability transformation, supply chain optimization and automation, increasing the coverage of existing logistics facilities, and reducing the need for capital investments in new or expanded facilities are all enabled by the Hyperloop network.
Hyperloop industry worth almost €6 trillion by 2050
Building the global hyperloop network creates a whole new industry around hyperloop components and vehicles. By 2050, it is expected that the hyperloop industry is worth €5.6 trillion, out of which construction sector gains €3.3 trillion, hyperloop components and vehicles €2 trillion, and design and engineering services get €0.3 trillion. Frontrunners of these industries are already working together in the Hyperloop Development Program to build their know-how and prepare for future projects. Learn more
Think big, start small
Hyperloop is a mix of existing and new technologies - all proven at Hardt’s Low Speed Test Facility. Now it’s time to test them at high speeds at the European Hyperloop Center in Groningen in 2023. It is our ambition to realize a first commercial route before 2030, creating a cornerstone for the hyperloop network. In the meantime, dozens of hyperloop routes are being prepared and planned all around the world to get ready for implementation before 2040. Boarding gates are opening soon! Learn more