[photopress:logistics_fuel_cell_bus.jpg,full,alignright]A fleet of hybrid, clean energy fuel-cell buses will be operating in Shanghai by 2009, giving green technology a major role in public life.
A hydrogen refueling station for the buses has been built in the city’s Anting area.
This was announced at the launch of the second phase of a fuel-cell bus commercialization project jointly carried out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Minister Wan Gang at the launch ceremony said, ‘Fuel-cell vehicles are an important technology for the future development of the automotive industry in China.’
Yu Zhuoping, dean of the school of automotive studies at Tongji University, said the automotive industry has spent 20 years working on environment-friendly technology, and clean energy which represents the future.
The first phase of fuel-cell bus use started in Beijing in 2002. Three buses have been operating during weekdays along an 18.2 km route in Beijing.
The second phase of the project is aimed at demonstrating how fuel-cell buses work and determining how best to spread the technology. It will also involve studies of policies to support the use of clean vehicles.
Source: People’s Daily Online
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