ACCIONA, CAF and EIT InnoEnergy join the team of more than 180 professionals and 50 organisations that are making the creation of Zeleros’ hyperloop system a reality.
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Zeleros – the European company based in Valencia, Spain, that is developing a scalable hyperloop system – has announced the support of three key players that will accelerate the development of its pioneering transport system that is set to travel at 1,000km and emit zero direct emissions: ACCIONA, CAF and EIT InnoEnergy.
ACCIONA, a leading global company in the development of sustainable infrastructures, leads this new round of investment by the Valencian company, contributing its extensive experience and technical knowledge in the construction of high-speed transport lines, having carried out projects of this type in Spain, Italy and Norway, where it is currently building the longest railway tunnels in the Nordic countries as part of the Follo Line project.
“This initiative is aligned with the concept of sustainable mobility that we defend at ACCIONA and, for this reason, we have decided to support it. I believe that our knowhow, together with our extensive experience of the company in rail transport, will bring great added value to this project”, said Telmo Pérez Luaces, Innovation Director of ACCIONA’s Infrastructure Division.
The CAF Group is one of the international benchmarks in the design and implementation of comprehensive mobility systems and transit solutions. With a history of more than 100 years, it has developed important projects in numerous countries on the five continents. Leire Aguirre, working in the Corporate Development and New Businesses area of the CAF Group, said: “As experts in rolling stock, from CAF, we will contribute all of our experience to the design of a robust capsule that will reduce infrastructure costs and guarantee safe and efficient operation.”
EIT InnoEnergy, the leading engine for sustainable energy and a promoter of projects such as the European Battery Alliance, in this case, will support Zeleros in realising the hyperloop in Europe. Josep Miquel Torregrosa, EIT InnoEnergy Iberia Business Creation Director, said: “At Innoenergy, we firmly believe in the potential of Zeleros technology to connect the world in a matter of minutes and in a sustainable way, and we will support the creation of a robust ecosystem at European level.”
The three partners provide knowledge in key areas in the development of hyperloop: infrastructure, vehicle and the industrial development framework at a European level. Thus, they join the team of more than 180 professionals and 50 organisations that are making the creation of Zeleros’ hyperloop system a reality.
David Pistoni, CEO and Co-Founder of Zeleros, said: “For Zeleros, it is an honour to have industrial partners at the level of ACCIONA, CAF and EIT InnoEnergy to make this ambitious project a reality, with which we want to expand the limits of mobility as we know it, making it faster and more sustainable. We continue to make steady progress to achieve this.”
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