June 24, 2016

But if it’s both cheaper and faster, isn’t it really expensive to implement it?

There are two costs to consider: 1) operating costs and 2) initial construction costs. Operating costs will be lower than conventional methods of transportation, because the Hyperloop uses way less energy. Energy is pretty expensive already, so using less of it is a good thing if you want to make profit. Construction costs are a little bit more expensive. However, because the Hyperloop capsule is very lightweight we don’t need all the foundations that conventional methods of transportation need. This makes our concept 3-5 times cheaper to build per kilometer (or mile) compared to high-speed-rail.

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