zero-emission flying water taxis offer a sailing commute to work

zero-emission flying water taxis offer a sailing commute to work

french start up seabubbles is one step closer to seeing its fleet of water taxis in service following the successful tests of its latest prototype. last month the company tested its latest prototype on a lake in geneva and is now currently conducting a five-week trial in paris.






as well as making trips quicker seabubbles wants to offer an alternatives to transport with low impact on the environment. according to the company, a water-route commute could cut travelling time in half in some cases, meanwhile the bubble (as it is dubbed) is 100% electric.

zero-emission flying water taxis hit the waters of lake geneva seabubbles

images courtesy of seabubbles



seabubbles recent new line includes a docking system and an app allowing users to call a bubble taxi, informing them if the eco-friendly ride would save them on time. each dock users solar power, wind and water energy to charge up bubbles between further emphasising the company’s green credentials.



following the successful tests, the bubble should be ready for pre-orders starting next month. whilst local reports have suggested some difficulty in raising complete support for the docks that would act as hubs for the taxis, the company hopes to launch in 50 cities within the next five years.

  • Great!!! This makes a lot lot more sense to me than flying taxis. Looks like a serious development for a better future and an excellent way to use electric drives. Scalable, elegant, affordable, easy to use.

    Dirk says:
  • I am afraid I disagree with the title of the article. Electric does not mean zero emissions, and an electric means of transportation may actually be damaging quite a lot our environment. Sorry but the article is greatly misleading, and unless these taxis are actually substituting some currently used highly contaminating means of trasnportation, they may be more eco-hostile than eco-friendly.

    Ricardo Alvira says:

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