Hydrogen hybrid tram enters services in China

Tangshan city, in China’s Hebei province, has put into operation a hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen and a super-capacitor, produced by CRRC Tangshan.
It is the world’s first hybrid electric tram, with hydrogen being the main power source, China Railway Rolling Corporation (CRRC) Tangshan Co said.
The tram now operates on a 136-year-old railway in Tangshan and will be promoted to more cities at home and abroad, CRRC says.
With the ability to produce about 50 sets of trams each year, the company is introducing it into other cities, including Quanzhou in East China’s Fujian province, Taizhou in East China’s Zhejiang province, Tianjin, and Toronto.
The tram, having three carriages with 66 seats, can run for 40 kilometers at a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour after being refilled with 12 kilograms of hydrogen.

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