The government sees ‘strong market potential’ for the plane due to its environmental friendliness. But at 1 million yuan it’s not cheap. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China’s electric plane flies low to beat world rivals to market

The RX1E can fly 120km/h after just 90 minutes of charging, but will the first electric plane approved for commercial use really take off?

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The government sees ‘strong market potential’ for the plane due to its environmental friendliness. But at 1 million yuan it’s not cheap. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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