A recent release from the government-run People’s Daily Online suggests that the country’s first fuel cell-powered light-rail locomotive is now up and running.
Developed by the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor and Southwest Jiaotong University, it makes use of an advanced permanent-magnet motor and hydrogen fuel cells to power its motor.
It is thought the permanent-magnet synchronous motor developed for this fuel-cell locomotive could help to electrify China’s urban public transportation.
TG Daily allows that this is experimental but it could point the way towards the development of renewable energy in the country on a large scale. At the very least it is an interesting experiment.