The world’s first hydrogen-powered city train indigenously developed by China rolled off the production line in Chengdu of Sichuan Province on Wednesday. The zero-carbon train, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h, can run 600 km on one fueling.
The China South Rail Corporation announced this month the only hydrogen powered train, making China in this sense the only country in the world that has applied this technology for a public transportation system.
The power source is based on hydrogen fuel cells that has been used in the car industry but not for public transport.
The train can transport more than 380 passengers and can go over 100km at speeds of 70 km per hour. The only emissions from these trains will be water vapor.
Across China’s vast expanse are only about 83 miles of train tracks, laid out in just seven cities.