Photo courtesy of Sixt

Photo courtesy of Sixt

Sixt Rent-a-Car sponsored the German team in the Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition. Germany’s team is the “HyperpodX Team” from Oldenburg Emden.

The competition was held from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. 

“For 100 years, Sixt has pushed the envelope and been on the cutting edge of personal transportation around the globe,” said Daniel Florence, co-president of Sixt USA. “Now, we’re bringing that same innovative spirit to the U.S. market. That’s why we were thrilled at the opportunity to be able to sponsor this team of amazing young people from around the world in this totally new kind of competition. We wish HyperpodX Team Oldenburg Emden the very best of luck this month and look forward to congratulating them on their success.”

The team consisted of 23 students from 10 different countries who are enrolled at the University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer in PhD, master's, and bachelor's programs, including physics, engineering, and computer science.

“Design is a key element to our success at Sixt; it’s something we care about deeply and passionately,” said Sebastian Birkel, co-president of Sixt USA. “A visit to one of our locations, or a drive in one of the luxury cars, always reinforces this principle. Team Oldenburg Emden is going to be successful largely because they’ve put the same passion and thought into designing their HyperpodX. We’re thrilled to be able to bolster their effort and delighted that the Sixt brand is associated with such an incredible venture.”

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Sixt continues to expand its presence in the U.S. Currently, it has over 50 rental locations across the U.S. It most recently opened locations at San Diego and San Antonio airports.