Economical, Sustainable, and Insanely Fast
Hyperloop Outperforms All Other Modes of Transport.
Linear induction motors, axial compressors, and air bearings enable full-scale Hyperloop Pods to sustain speeds upwards of 760 mph inside partially evacuated tubes with a fraction of the aerodynamic losses experienced by planes, trains, and automobiles. The result is a mass transportation system with faster travel times, greater energy efficiency, and lower costs than any previous mode of transportation.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Alpha, a white paper released in 2013, was the first introduction to the Hyperloop concept and an effort to inspire a transportation revolution. Connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco at speeds up to 760 mph with total construction and operation costs orders of magnitude lower than the California High Speed Rail, Hyperloop Alpha readily exceeds traditional transportation solutions in both performance and value.
Five minute station times, top speeds of 760 mph, isolated internal tube environments, and a capacity of 840 passengers per hour make the Hyperloop the fastest, safest, and most efficient mass transportation system ever proposed.
With approximately 594 acres of solar cell coverage on top of the tubes, the all-electric Hyperloop is completely self powering during peak solar activity, ensuring a responsible and reliable transportation solution for the future.
The LA-SF Hyperloop offers the fastest ground transportation ever proposed at a total cost of just $6 billion, where as the California High Speed Rail project costs an estimated $68 billion and has a maximum speed of only 220 mph.
With a 35 minute travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Hyperloop provides accessibility to once distant cities. Read more about it in Hyperloop Alpha or hear it from Musk himself.
The Competition to Build the Best Hyperloop Pod
There's a lot of work to do before the Hyperloop is ever built for mass transportation, but the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition will ensure that the technologies needed to make the Hyperloop possible are developed and refined as soon as possible. Learn more about the competition or the University of Southern California's competition team, USC Hyperloop, below.