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David Pistoni
CEO & Co-founder of Zeleros Hyperloop

The CEO & Co-founder of Zeleros Hyperloop talks about the future of transport, and how innovation and collaboration can accelerate transport transformation.

The interview was filmed during Global Mobility Call 2022.

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David Pistoni, CEO & Co-founder of Zeleros Hyperloop

Hi everyone, I’m David Pistoni. CEO and Co-founder of Zeleros. We are a European company based in Spain, in Valencia, an we are developing hyperloop.

What is Hyperloop?

Hyperloop is basically a train levitating inside a tube in vacuum. This way we can see the speed up to 1000 km / hour, with low energy consumption and zero direct emissions.  As we are reducing the friction with the rails and the air. 

What is the story of Zeleros Hyperloop?

Hyperloop is a 200 years old idea, but it was recovered by Elon Musk in 2013 through an international competition. We participated in that competition, and we won 2 of the main prizes. 

Since then we created the company Zeleros together with other partners.  From the industrial, and institutional side.

We are working together to build different test tracks and different prototypes.

Aiming to get the technology ready for 2030. 

Together with the regulatory framework required, building these routes of hyperloop in the different regions.

What mobility problem is Zeleros trying to solve?

The problems that hyperloop is solving, are as examples; the transport decarbonization. 25% of the overall CO2 emissions are still coming from transportation. 

With hyperloop we can use electric vehicle to reduce these emissions. Also, we are expecting having around 70% of people living in cities for 2050. So these cities with over population will need also to connect city to city with this new means of transportation.

We are seeing how the aviation sector, the space for aviation is getting overload year by year. Each 15 years we see how we double the quantity of planes we have in the sky. 

We need this kind of alternative as well to change our energy model in terms of transportation. Our global hyperloop network could avoid more than 6.3 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2050.

What's next for Zeleros?

Currently, there are more than 2 billion euros in projects on going in different regions around the world. We have 2030 as the date for having both the technology and regulations ready. 

There are different regions like the Middle East, India, Asia, the east of Australia, United States , and Europe.

With a lot of traction and interest in this technology,  in the following years we will have also additional regions to these global network. 

You can check also in our website at for our Project Vision 2050. There you can find the different networks around the world that can be applied with this new technology.

What is the vision for Mobility with Hyperloop?

Hyperloop is being created to complement the current transportation systems. So interoperability will be the key to take the best from the different means of transportation that we use.

So if we want to go to Berlin from Madrid, Valencia, or Barcelona, we are not talking about one mean of transportation.

But the different ones we are using and how we connect the different options we have is a key.

As well to be sustainable and to be efficient in terms of the timing we have when we travel.

Thank you, David!

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