Shanghai reveals plans for fuel cell vehicles


Shanghai is planning to build five to 10 hydrogen (H2) stations and produce 3,000 fuel cell electric vehicles by 2020 as part of its Fuel Cell Vehicle Development Plan.

The ground-breaking plan was formulated by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatisation and the Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission. It calls for the annual production of more than 15bil RMB ($2.25bil) in annual output throughout Shanghai’s fuel cell value chain by 2020.

As well as the H2 stations and fuel cell electric vehicles, the plan will also establish two fuel cell vehicle demonstration areas and actively promote fuel cell buses, logistics vehicles and other vehicles in pilot areas.

During a business trip to China, Ballard Power’s President and CEO, Randy MacEwen, met with Mr Chen Ming Bo, Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatisation to discuss the Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Development Plan.

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