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When will a hyperloop test reach 250 mph?

In May 2017, hyperloop development company Hyperloop One reported the first successful test of the new transportation system, sending a magnetically levitated sled through a near-vacuum. The top speed, 70 mph, is only a fraction of the target speed – around 760 mph, fast enough to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes.

Hyperloop's next targeted benchmark is to achieve a speed of 250 mph, just under half the speed of a commercial jet airliner.

When will a hyperloop test run achieve a speed of 250 mph?

This question will resolve when a credible news story or corporate announcement reports that a system of maglev propulsion in a near vacuum, at a scale intended for development into a passenger system, meets or exceeds 250 mph.


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