Baotou company launches hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty truck
A new vehicle rolls off the production line at Beiben's plant on March 1. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
Beiben Trucks Group Co, a Chinese heavy-duty truck producer, has launched a new vehicle powered by 100-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cells.
The truck, to be used as a street sweeper, rolled off the production line on March 1 in Beiben's plant in the city of Baotou in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
The vehicle's hydrogen storage cylinders use proton-exchange membrane fuel cells independently developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It can work in extremely cold conditions of minus 30 degrees Celsius.
The company said it will develop a series of hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks used for multiple purposes.