Paris to use the water taxis to navigate people along the Seine River

By TIN Media | Transportation Published 11 months ago on 2 November 2019
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With the recent congestion taking place at the European capital with ongoing commuters, Paris came up with a unique medium and is preparing to get people across the city via an electric water taxi that operates along the Seine river. SeaBubbles, a startup company has initiated it with the hope to help reduce urban congestion in the French capital by operating several small, gull-winged water taxis, looking like Teslas hovering on the water. 

SeaBubbles said that the water taxis are highly equipped with the high-tech, emissions-free boats operating at the speed of a normal car and will cost the commuters the price of a taxi.

Anders Bringdal, the co-founder of the start-up company SeaBubbles, said in Paris “We hope that the first boats can be launched in the spring of next year. We believe that pollution and global gridlock are not only threatening our welfare but are ultimately threatening people’s freedom of mobility,”.

Each taxi can hold four passengers that will be ferried between points along the city’s wide central river. Bringdal added, "We're yet to decide as in how many vehicles can be used – 20, 30 or 40 would be great,”.

The service will begin its operation only when the Paris authorities give the green light. The offer is decided to be first directed at Paris tourists who want to explore the city from the Seine and can avail the water taxi from therein. 


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