CSR Qingdao Sifang Company (CSR Sifang), a Chinese rolling stock manufacturer based in Qingdao, Shandong province, has successfully demonstrated the first hydrogen fuel cell powered fixed rail electric tram. Ballard Power Systems’ FCvelocity fuel cell module is integrated into the low floor tram design.
Clean urban transportation is a high priority in China and this zero-emission prototype fuel cell tram is an important step in demonstrating one solution.— Randy MacEwen, Ballard’s President and CEO
The event was attended by senior officials of the City of Foshan, a tram customer of CSR Sifang, and invited guests took a ride on the prototype fuel cell powered tram.
Additional testing of the fuel cell-powered tram is being completed at CSR Sifang's facility in Qingdao.
Established in 1900, CSR Sifang has a yearly production capacity of 200 high-speed electric multiple units (EMUs), 1,000 mass transit vehicles and 300 high-grade passenger cars.