Liang Jianying, chief engineer of Sifang Co, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-South Rail Corporation, said on Thursday the new tram is the only hydrogen powered vehicle in the field and makes China the only country to have mastered the technology. “It took two years for Sifang to solve key technological problems, with the help of research institutions,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Liang as saying without mentioning when the tram would be operational.
The tram can be refilled with hydrogen in three minutes and can then run for 100 km at speeds as high as 70 km per hour. Water will be the tram’s only emission, Liang said. Each tram has over 60 seats and can carry more than 380 passengers. Some don’t even think Hydrogen is worthy of discussion, while other countries are building hydrogen fueled cars, trains and trams.