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China’s first hydrogen car sharing project launched; 10,000 Grove H2 cars in 2020-2021

Chongqing Nan’an District government, Chongqing Panda Automobile Rental Company and Chongqing Geosciences Industry Technology Institute Co., Ltd. signed a three-party strategic cooperation agreement to launch a hydrogen car sharing project—the first of its kind in China.

Currently, domestic sharing cars are mainly electrical; no hydrogen cars have been applied in this field before.

According to the agreement, the first batch of 200 Grove hydrogen passenger cars will be available for renting. The demonstrative operation will verify its business and profit model in the sharing automobile industry, which will provide valuable experience for later large-scale operation in cities.

10,000 Grove hydrogen passengers cars will be put into 20 first- and second-tier cities in China between 2020-2021. In the future, AI, big data, cloud technology will also be applied to offer better services to the market.

Comments

HarveyD

Good news for mass produced FCEVs in the world largest market place?

HarveyD

On 31st Jan 2019, over 50 worldwide V2G projects were active to find the best ways to connect parked electrified vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to the local grid with bidirectional equipment. FCEVs are also interesting due to the important energy stored in their H2 tanks. Extended range BEVs could also contribute to stabilise the grid with their large battery pack, specially where REs are predominant and/or numerous.

International standards will soon be published making V2G technology a reality.

REs will greatly benefit and progressively more so when the electrified vehicle fleet grows.

HarveyD

Launching a hydrogen (FCEV) car service with 10,000 units and cities with 100% (1700+) e-buses, is unheard of in any other places but in China.

We will have to admit that China can produce major projects much faster than we can?

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