LT.20.002 – Accelerating emission-free, long-distance transport: advancing technology and societal value creation of Hyperloop

Route: Logistics and transport in an energetic, innovative, and sustainable society

Cluster question: 28 How can more fuel-efficient ships, aeroplanes, cars, lorries, trains and other means of transport contribute to the energy efficiency and environmental-friendliness of the overall transport system?

Hyperloop can create a huge step forward in developing CO2-free transport. Operating at speeds of 700 – 1000 km/h, it is a sustainable, fully electric alternative for air flights and cargo by road for distances of 100 – 1000 km. For full implementation several challenges have to be addressed. The high speed of Hyperloop generates unique technical and non-technical challenges. Physical phenomena need explanations that are well beyond present knowledge of the dynamics of transport modalities. Questions of how to maximize societal value include questions with regard to acceptability (e.g. NIMBY), attractiveness, economics and overall sustainability. A broad consortium of knowledge institutes and private companies will address scientific questions ranging from material behavior under the high speed loading, design and construction of infrastructure and vehicles, to capacity optimization and societal acceptance.


CO2-free transport, full electric, high speed loading, material behaviour

Other organisations

CWI, Deltares, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Erasmus Universiteit (EUR), Fontys Hogescholen, Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Hardt Hyperloop, Hogeschool NHL Stenden, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (RU), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), Universiteit Twente (UT), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


Organisation Delft University of Technology (TUD)
Name Prof.dr. A.V. (Andrei) Metrikine