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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859152

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 909 825

  • EU contribution

    € 2 036 877,50

Coordinated by:

SEABUBBLES

France

Project description

English EN

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.

Coordinator

SEABUBBLES

Address

21 Rue Clement Marot
75008 Paris

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 036 877,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 859152

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 909 825

  • EU contribution

    € 2 036 877,50

Coordinated by:

SEABUBBLES

France