March 25, 2015

Chinese scientists have built the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram and water is it's only emission

In an effort to mitigate the ridiculous amounts of smog that cloud China’s biggest cities, local scientists have teamed up to develop the world’s first hydrogen-fuelled tram. 
Manufactured by the Sifang Company, which is a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation, in conjunction with several research institutions around the country, it gets enough power from one tank of hydrogen to travel 100 kilometres at a top speed of 70 km/h, and can transport at least 380 passengers at a time.
The vehicle, which has been in development for the past two years, has reportedly just rolled off the production line in coastal city of Qingdao last week, so it’s expected to be hitting the streets very soon. 
What’s so awesome about it is its only emission is water - the temperature inside the fuel cell will be controlled to stop any nitrogen oxides from forming - so it’s doing zero damage to the environment, and at the same time, it doesn’t sacrifice any practicality. It only takes three minutes to refill, and due to the relatively quick routes taken by Chinese public transport users, drivers will only have to refuel a few times a day. It's also cheap to run, the researchers report.
"The average distance of tramcar lines in China is about 15 kilometres, which means one refill for our tram is enough for three round trips," Liang Jianying, chief engineer of the Sifang Company, told the Xinhua news agency.


  1. Time to make tech like this affordable and available to the masses.

  2. I know that the Chines is awakening and people forgett their inherent ability to foster new idead and new technology, and even paper money/IOUs and so on, milleniums before the west came up with something similare, and that thrue the Arab lands.

    I like this, and I recomed the Chines to look at MONO Pols, the one thing that can change everything, and the benefitsof this and the ecological impacts are mind boggeling.
    A train running the entire length of China without using anything at all, exept for Airconditions and so on, where the power required aditional can be taken from the same force that runns the train.

    Mono Pols.
    The close thing to an perteum mobile I know of.

    And space.
    Why isnt the space in the limelight, when some atroides are made of pure metall, and so on, in levels and scales the earth never can proved us in the future, if we want to go anywhere, we need to use what recoursess that is avaiable in our close proxemitys in space, its even reachable to day, but the space gott out of the news, to day we blow the economy up with scams and wars.
    This is the beginning of the desteny of the Yellow race, the air and space is whats your domain and now its coming.

    May our creatore continue to enlighten the Chines people.


  3. Toyota announce a similar car using Hydrogen to be introduced to USA this year. Sad article does not go into detail :^(