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Soon You Could Zip Along Paris in 'Sea Bubbles'; An Eco-Friendly Bubble-Shaped Water Taxi

Called 'Seabubbles', these eco-friendly oval-shaped taxies are electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny space shuttles, and could soon be available for commercial use along Paris' iconic Seine river.

PTI

Updated:September 19, 2019, 4:08 PM IST
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Soon You Could Zip Along Paris in 'Sea Bubbles'; An Eco-Friendly Bubble-Shaped Water Taxi
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Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organisers are holding test runs this week on the white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris monuments. They can fit four passengers, and if they get approved, can be ordered on an app like land taxis, shared bikes or other forms of transport.

Its designers hope to run the so-called Seabubbles commercially in Paris and other cities starting next year. Proponents see the vehicle as a new model for the fast-changing landscape of urban mobility. Its designers claim it makes "zero sound, zero waves, zero carbon dioxide".

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| Edited by: Chhavianshika Singh
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