A new train designed by the HASSEL could one day be zipping people around Australia while reducing the country’s carbon output. The A-HSV train is a double decker machine that promises to have just 4 kg of CO2 emissions per 100 passengers per kilometer — compared to 14 kg for a car, or 17 for a plane carrying the same number of people the same distance. The train was apparently inspired by the 1960’s version of the Holden Monaro coupe and it promises to transport its future passengers in style. Watch a video of it in motion after the jump!
The A-HSV train by HASSELL promises to be a luxurious ride for anyone that hops aboard. There is a communal seating area for passengers, private rooms to hold meetings in, a dining area and a convenience store. HASSELL sees the train shuttling commuters quickly between urban areas, and from populous centers to the countryside.
The design firm believes that the train is the ideal way to eliminate a large portion of Australia’s emissions by offering commuters and travelers a low-cost, efficient and leisurely option that could replace air and car travel. The new rail system could also offer a way to decentralize Australia’s dense population centers by allowing efficient travel from suburban homes to urban work places. With its new vision for commuter seating areas, low emissions and sleek design, if the A-HSV were an option for us, we’d hop on in a second.