Travelers in China may now conveniently traverse between Shanghai and Beijing in a jiffy via a pair of stylish new bullet trains unveiled in the country on Monday.
With a top speed of 400 km/h (248.5 mph), the Chinese-made “Fuxing” (or “rejuvenation”) trains are currently the fastest in China.
It is important to note, however, that the new railway vehicles are set to run at the optimal speed of 350 km/h (217.5 mph), which is similar to the current speeds of the older “Hexie” model trains.
Other improvements made by Fuxing over its predecessors include some extra arm and leg room, electrical outlets, and free Wi-Fi in all cabins, fulfilling major necessities of modern travel.
Impressively, the sleeker Fuxing trains also use energy more efficiently, consuming 17% less energy than the bullet trains that came before them.
Also in development in China are bullet trains that can go up to 311 mph within the country’s bid to build some of the world’s fastest high-speed trains. Currently, China boasts of the world’s largest bullet-train network, which links 20,000 km (12,427 mi.) of dedicated rail lines.