(Yicai Global) April 23 -- Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan along with China's Beiqi Foton Motor and Yihuatong Technology has showcased a new hydrogen fuel cell bus that will be used at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
The bus is powered by a 60-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell engine and will enter production in 2021, China Securities Journal reported at the unveiling event in Beijing.
Much of Toyota's efforts related to hydrogen tech have been centered on metal plate reactors used in passenger cars such as its Mirai model.
Beijing's Yihuatong was one of the first Chinese players to enter the fuel cell vehicle sector. Foton, also based in Beijing, won the bidding for the Zhangjiakou bus project despite competition from Yutong and Sunlong Bus.
Foton established a research and development team with Tsinghua University and Yihuatong in 2006 to explore hydrogen as a means of powering vehicles. Foton's fourth-generation buses are able to go for around 450 kilometers and its first batch of 25 vehicles based on the tech has already been delivered.
Editor: William Clegg