China prepares hydrogen vehicle for 2022 Winter Olympics

China is preparing production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, to serve 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Plant construction project with investment of 1 billion RMB (US$152 million) by Beijing SinoHytec Co. Ltd. is projected to have production capacity up to 10,000 vehicles per year by 2018.

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The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has a range of up to 500 kilometers, can be turned on at -30 degrees Celsius and can be stored at lower temperatures which means the vehicle is suitable for winter weather in Zhangjiakou.

The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to be built is also more efficient where 1 kilogram of hydrogen costs 30 RMB for a range of 100 kilometers, while traditional vehicles consume 6 to 8 liters of gasoline at cost of up to 50 RMB for the same distance.

In addition to safer, hydrogen fuel cells are also environmentally friendly. The Chinese government has been struggling to cope with severe air pollution in which around 2.04 million diesel trucks in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region spew about 6.48 million tons of pollutants each year.

Zhangjiakou is one of the most advanced cities in China in the use of environmentally friendly energy. The hydrogen energy will add a ranks of renewable energy to be produced using the world's largest wind energy. Hydrogen with wind power not only lowers costs, but also more efficiently and surpluses more than 10 billion kilowatts annually.