«The hydrogen fuel cell buses in operation marks the beginning of a new stage in the development of fuel cell vehicles of Shanghai after more than ten years of preparation,» said Gan Pin, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Scientific and Technological Commission. Jointly developed by Chinese automakers SAIC Motor Corp and Shanghai Sunwin Bus Co, the bus is roomier than the normal ones, with a length of nearly 12 meters, a width of 2.5 m and a height of 3.5 m.
It is equipped with the fuel cell as its main power source as well as the power battery, and can store 21 kilograms of hydrogen with a maximum driving range of 560 kilometers. Its emissions are clean water with no environmental pollution. The realtime monitoring system of hydrogen concentration, the protection system of automatically cutting off the hydrogen supply, the collision protection system and other devices equipped on the bus ensure its safety and reliability.