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SuburVAN electric autonomous vans

A Door2rail autonomous electric minivan that simplifies access to suburban railway stations and eliminates car dependence

January 2021
January 2024
Gallery SuburVAN electric autonomous vans 1
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Due to the poor quality of public transport in suburbs, over 130 million Europeans, 120 million North Americans and 8 million Australians depend on a car to go to work, making private cars the largest source of CO2 emissions. SuburVAN is a door-to-rail autonomous electric van that picks up suburban commuters close to their home and takes them to a commuter railway station in less than 10 minutes so that they can continue their trip towards city centers on a suburban train. Combined with commuter railways, SuburVAN autonomous electric minivans can provide the fastest commute in metropolitan areas and small and mid-size cities, while reducing CO2 emissions coming from cars by 99%. Using the vans is completely contactless, and they are automatically disinfected after every trip.

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Label Date January 12, 2024
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Over its lifetime, SuburVAN's autonomous electric minivans will emit 32 tons of CO2, or 0,4% of the 7190 tons of CO2 emissions of the 70 private cars commuters would emit instead
  • SuburVAN's software is AI-free, making it 100% compatible with the legal requirements to obtain its certification in Europe
  • One minivan replaces over 70 private cars . 99% reduction in CO2 emissions
  • Increases by 6 the number of people who can use public transport in suburbs (and equally divides the number of people who commute by car)

The Financial benefits

  • 70% transport costs saving for suburban commuters

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Autonomous electric minivans to let suburban commuters reach a commuter railway station in less than 10 minutes

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Headquarters 75018 Paris, France

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Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow is global non-profit on a mission to unlock the potential of deep tech to solve the world's toughest challenges, by promoting, empowering & connecting deeptech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers

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