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Delivering the future of urban water transportation with novel electric hydrofoil boats

Project description

Futuristic water taxi in the making

Forget buses and trams, a hydrofoil taxi vehicle could be the solution to escape traffic jams in cities. Imagine crossing the Seine river in a small, fast and efficient craft! These SeaBubbles, as they are called, will be operated as a water taxi service. The EU-funded project will create a network of mooring stations to charge the vessels and to pick up/drop off passengers. The stations will produce electricity via solar panels and hydrokinetic turbines to make them autonomous from the grid. The aim is to have SeaBubbles in more than 50 cities globally by 2024 to reduce traffic congestion while making use of underutilised waterways.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


21 Rue Clement Marot
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 036 877,50