China’s ‘first’ hydrogen-powered urban train completes test run: reports

China’s “first” home-grown hydrogen-powered urban train completed a test run at a speed of 160kph (99mph) on Thursday (March 21), according to local reports.

Developed by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. in China’s northeast Jilin Province, the test was completed on a CCRC test track, achieving “full-system, full-scenario and multi-level performance verification,” Xinhua reported.

Equipped with a “built-in” hydrogen power system, the urban train is said to have a maximum cruising range of over 1,000km, without relying on fossil fuels or catenary systems.

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