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At the end of January 2018, Yutong won the bid of 25 fuel cell buses for Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. The bus model is a 12-meter fuel cell city bus. As the host city of the 24th Winter Olympic Games to be held in 2022, Zhangjiakou first took the lead in applying the cutting-edge fuel cell buses, aiming to create a green Winter Olympics. The 25 Yutong fuel cell buses will be sent to the city in the near future, bringing the state-of-the-art technology and brand new travel experience to the local people.
As we all know, boasting a number of advantages such as zero emission, long driving range and short hydrogen refueling time, hydrogen fuel cell buses are deemed as the ultimate development direction of new energy buses. As a leading company in China’s bus industry, Yutong has achieved breakthroughs on a host of key technologies, and the safety, economical efficiency and power performance of whole vehicles have reached the leading level in the industry.
In order to ensure the reliability of vehicles, Yutong also set up a team for the reliability tests of fuel cell buses to conduct actual road tests on multiple bus routes in Zhengzhou. Dr. Li Feiqiang, who is in charge of the Yutong fuel cell buses, said that the total test mileage of Yutong's 3rd-generation fuel cell buses has exceeded 50,000 kilometers and over 40,000 cubic meters of hydrogen has be safely refueled as of mid-March 2018. Through this way, the reliability, durability and environmental adaptability of fuel cell buses have been further verified and improved.
The first research and development platform for fuel cell and hydrogen power in China's bus industry - Zhengzhou Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Engineering Technology Research Center, was approved to set up at the end of 2017. The new site is located in Yutong New Energy Bus Plant with a planned floor area of over 10,000 square meters. The establishment of the Center will greatly enhance Yutong's strength on hydrogen fuel cell bus development, promote the technical progress of the new energy bus industry, and boost the industrialization of fuel cell buses through the actual application of whole vehicles.
In addition, Yutong also built the first hydrogen refueling station in the Central China area. Starting to develop fuel cell buses in 2009, Yutong obtained China’s first production qualification certification of fuel cell buses and passed the first homologation of fuel cell buses in China during the past ten years, and was granted the qualification for the installation of on-board hydrogen system in 2017.
Years of accumulation on technological research and development has laid a solid foundation for the commercial operation of Yutong's fuel cell buses. In September 2017, Yutong hydrogen fuel cell buses won the bid in the 3rd phase of a UN project which will carry out trial operation in Zhengzhou. Nowadays, Yutong once again won the bid for 25 fuel cell buses to be operated in Zhangjiakou, marking that the commercialization pace of Yutong's fuel cell buses is gaining ground.
In the future, under the support of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Engineering Technology Research Center, the technological level of China's fuel cell buses with Yutong as a representative will reach a new level, and new breakthroughs will also be made in market-oriented operations, thus steadily promoting the industrialization development of fuel cell buses.