China is still late on fuel cell technology

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According to Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Chain Report (2014-2016), the largest country in the world has still to fill a technological gap compared to developed countries, despite nearly a decade of development in the fields of fuel cell engine, power battery, DC/DC converter, drive motor, hydrogen-donating system and other key components and parts.

China has to make progress on integration, performance and cold start.    

Only a small number of Chinese companies set foot in fuel cell system industrialization, achieving small revenue, represented by Sunrise Power Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Shen-li High Tech Co., Ltd.

In terms of fuel cell vehicle commercialization, only SAIC MOTOR continuously invests in fuel cell vehicle R&D. As of 2014, a team of over 100 professionals have been exclusively involved in R&D of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and small-batch production is expected to be attained in 2015 as planned. Unfortunately, from the perspective of overall performance parameter, SAIC MOTOR fuel cell vehicle still remains at a level of the last generation (3-5 years before) overseas.

 

The report considers that the period of 2015-2025 will witness fuel cell vehicle developing from mature technology to mature technical process, and after 2025, there will be a stage of popularization, as it is projected.

 

 

 

 

By |2015-05-15T07:19:01+00:00May 18th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on China is still late on fuel cell technology

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