Smog-Beater: First Hydrogen Powered Tram Developed In China – 23 March 2015

RT logoTrams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, which has been widely used elsewhere for cars and other forms of mass transport.

According to Liang Jianying, who is the chief engineer of the Sifang Company, a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation, this is the first time a hydrogen-powered tram has been developed. It was built in Qingdao, a city 650 kilometers southeast of the capital Beijing.

“It took two years for Sifang to solve key technological problems, with the help of research institutions,” Liang said, according to the local Xinhua news agency.

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