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High-temp maglev prototype launched in Chengdu

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-01-13 10:51

The world's first high-temperature superconducting high-speed maglev engineering prototype and its test line was launched on Wednesday in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, marking a breakthrough in China's research, xinhuanet.com reported.

The prototype, developed, designed and manufactured independently by China, adopts new technologies and new techniques such as a full carbon fiber lightweight body, low resistance locomotive shape and high temperature superconducting maglev technology with large load capacity.

The design speed of the vehicle is 620 kilometers per hour, which is expected to create a new speed record for land transportation in atmospheric environment.

In the future, combined with low vacuum tube (tunnel) technology, it will bring forward-looking and disruptive changes to rail transportation.

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