China's lithium-driven monorail put to the test

This panda-faced vehicle is China's first suspension monorail driven by lithium batteries. It can run at a speed of 60kmh and carry around 230 passengers, the online China Daily reported on Tuesday. It was put on a test run along a 1.4km track in Che
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This panda-faced vehicle is China's first suspension monorail driven by lithium batteries. It can run at a speed of 60kmh and carry around 230 passengers, the online China Daily reported on Tuesday. It was put on a test run along a 1.4km track in Chengdu, Sichuan province, hometown of the pandas, on Monday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Lithium-driven monorail put to the test'. Print Edition | Subscribe