China presents the first suspended ropeway powered by renewable energy – the NeeWS


And we are talking about a means of transport that looks like a train and the tracks turned upside down, because the wagons move along the track on elevated flyovers placed above them. One of these trains has just rolled off the production line in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, and is in charge of Zhongtang Air Rail Technology Co. Ltd., which promises to complete the installation work before the end of the year. It is worth emphasizing, however, that it is not the structure itself that distinguishes this solution, because the railway elevated above the level of the streets, but moving in a classic way, we see all over the world – just look at the Canadian Vancouver – but this time we are dealing with an energy-powered railway. renewable.

It is a true transport of the future that works with lithium batteries and is adapted to be powered by renewable energy sources. It is also an economically attractive option, as it is said to cost ⅙-⅛ of a traditional metro. What’s more, it is a real show of the possibilities of new technologies and a real attraction for users, because the carriages with a capacity of 120 people each are largely transparent, including the floor, providing a 270-degree field of view, so you can easily admire the area while traveling (worse, if we are afraid of heights).

And this is what local authorities think of Air Rail as a tourist attraction (especially since the solution has not been adapted to high speeds and moves a maximum of 80 km / h), which currently measures 11.5 km and has 4 stations, in four important points sightseeing on the city map, and in the future it will be expanded with more For the manufacturer, it is a kind of show of possibilities, because the wagons made of carbon fiber and the composite pan significantly reduce the weight of the wagons, which has an impact on the energy expenditure: – The new generation of vehicles weighs approx. 2.5 tons, i.e. half a ton less than traditional solution and it is the lowest tare weight in this industry – explains the company’s CEO.

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