(Yicai Global) Nov. 29 -- The world's first commercially operated hydrogen energy streetcar was officially commissioned into use in Foshan, Guangdong province today, China News Service reported.
The hydrogen energy trolley line, which had total investment of CNY1.07 billion (USD152 million), runs for 17.4 kilometers, the local government said. The completed 6.57-kilometer first phase has a 70 kilometer-per-hour top speed and accommodates up to 285 riders.
Each tram car is equipped with six gas storage tanks with a 20-kilogram hydrogen storage capacity.
The southeastern Chinese city will add 80 hydrogen-powered buses, the local government pledged.
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