Photo taken on Nov. 12, 2020 shows an unmanned vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cell displayed at the 2020 World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference held in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)
DALIAN, March 31 (Xinhua)-- Dalian city in northeast China's Liaoning province put the first batch of 10 hydrogen-powered buses in use on Tuesday, leading the province to enter a new era of hydrogen-powered public transport system.
The hydrogen fuel buses will operate daily from the Dalian Area of Liaoning Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to Dongfeng Nissan Vehicle Co. and Dalian University.
The operator, the Dalian Jiaoyun Group, said it will apply an intelligent and refined approach to monitor the new energy buses. Meanwhile, it will also collect and analyze the usage data of the hydrogen fuel, in order to provide data support for research and development (R&D) and large-scale application of the new energy.
Hydrogen fuel cell buses represents the first application scenario of the city's hydrogen industry. The city is mulling a project to produce low-cost and high-purity hydrogen for vehicles with an annual output of 50,000 tonnes, which will start construction within this year. Once completed, the project will power over 5,000 units of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to operate at a full load basis.
(Edited by Li Shimeng with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)