After “Escher” comes “Mujinga”

In the summer of 2017, Swissloop made it to the vacuum tube when its first prototype called “Escher” placed third. The students have developed a completely new transport capsule for the  competition last year (2018): a three-and-a-half metre long white and blue pod called “Mujinga”. The students presented it to the public for the first time this evening on a 150-metre long test track in the Innovation Park Zurich. This year’s transport capsule is powered by four electric motors. Together they generate over 540 PS, approximately two-and-a-half times the capacity of a Bugatti sports car. The energy comes from two batteries providing a total of 700 volts and a capacity in excess of 1,500 iPhone batteries. The new pod is named after the Swiss athlete Mujinga Kambundji. She is Switzerland’s