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Beijing eyes 10,000 FCVs by 2025
Nika From Gasgoo| August 17 , 2021

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- The city of Beijing aims to have over 10,000 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) on roads and 37 newly built hydrogen filling stations by 2025, according to a plan issued by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology on August 16.

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Foton Motor's FCV; photo credit: Foton Motor

The plan shows the specific goals the Chinese capital sets for the development of its local hydrogen energy industry. By 2025, the megacity will strive to foster 10 to 15 leading companies with global influence for hydrogen energy industrial chain, build 3 to 4 world-class industrial R&D innovation platforms, and construct an industrial cluster for the manufacturing of hydrogen-related core parts and equipment.

Under the plan, a hydrogen energy industrial chain worth more than 100 billion yuan ($15.438 billion) will be built and 2 million tons of carbon emissions will be reduced in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by 2025.

As to the goals for shorter term, Beijing is ambitious to have 37 hydrogen filling stations and 3,000 FCVs on roads by 2023. In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the worth of hydrogen energy industrial chain should exceed 50 billion yuan ($7.645 billion) and carbon emissions should be decreased by 1 million tons.

The upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralymic Games are seen as a major opportunity to demonstrate the development. On August 15, Beijing's first hydrogen refueling built for the 2022 Winter Olympics was officially put into operation.

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