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China rolls out World’s First hydrogen-powered Tramcar

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China rolled out world’s first hydrogen-powered tramcar in China’s eastern Shandong Province.

“It took two years for Sifang to solve key technological problems, with the help of research institutions,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Liang as saying without mentioning when the tram would be operational.

Points To Remember

  • Tramcar is the only hydrogen powered vehicle in the field and makes China the only country to have mastered the technology.
  • The tram can be refilled with hydrogen in three minutes and can then run for 100 km at speeds as high as 70 kmph.
  • Each tram has over 60 seats and can carry 380 passengers.
  • The average distance of tramcar lines in China is about 15km, which means one refill for our tram is enough for three round trips.
  • Water will be the tram’s only emission.