29 Jan 2020


Recently, the Chinese bus manufacturer, Xiamen-based Golden Dragon, successfully secured an order of 186 units 8.5 meter fuel cell buses with a total value of 368 million RMB, approximately 48 million euros, from public transport operator in the city Foshan in the Chinese province Guangdong.

The order was given as a result of the plan revealed by Nanhai District in Foshan early October 2019, on developing hydrogen fuel industry. According to this plan, the district is to increase the number of its fuel cell buses to 400 units in 2020, 800 units in 2025 and 1,500 units in 2030. Currently, Nanhai District boasts four hydrogen refilling stations and another eight are still under construction. Foshan is a city prefecture in central Guangdong, People's Republic of China, and has 7.1 million inhabitants. The city is part of the agglomeration around Canton, the Pearl River Delta and is with 62 million inhabitants, the largest metropolis in the world.

In 2010, Golden Dragon launched its fuel cell bus development program. In 2016, it rolled out its first generation of fuel cell buses. In September, 2017, Golden Dragon 8-meter fuel cell bus gained government’s permit for commercial operation. Since then, the vehicle has been put into service in Xiamen. Currently, it boats a wide range of fuel cell buses measuring 8-, 10-, and 12-meter in length. After a refill of hydrogen in just 10 minutes, Golden Dragon’s new generation of fuel cell bus is able to drive over 500 km continuously.

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