China’s fuel cell electric vehicle industry is likely to grow rapidly in the following decade and reach 1 million units by 2030, said member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ouyang Minggao on Monday March 4.
Speaking to Automotive News China, professor Ouyang, added that commercial vehicles are currently the focus for fuel cells in the auto sector.
Data showed that production and sales of fuel cell EVs both stood at 1,527 units in 2018, including over 1,400 buses and 100 trucks.
China has built 12 hydrogen refuelling stations as of the end of 2018.
Professor Ouyang received a Ph.D in energy engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1993, and is currently dean of the department of automotive engineering at Tsinghua University.