(Yicai Global) Sept. 20 -- Taige, the world's first liquid hydrogen-fueled bus designed to run under normal conditions, recently rolled off the assembly line in Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Wuhan.
The bus can travel 300 kilometers on 100 liters of hydrogen-containing organic solvent, and the hydrogen storage materials can be reused many times. The first batch may start trial operations as early as the first half of next year.
Taige was developed by the Wuhan Geological Resources and Environment Industrial Technology Research Institute of China University of Geosciences, Tongji University, Jiangsu Hydrogen and Solar Energy Ltd. and Dongfeng Yangtze Automobile Ltd.
Wuhan Troowin Power System Technology Ltd., another Wuhan-based developer of hydrogen-powered vehicles, said on Sept. 18 that it had successfully developed a hydrogen fuel cell bus, and forecast annual production capacity would reach 10,000 by 2018, according to a local media report in Wuhan. No further details were disclosed.