China has long battled a problem with smog and pollution. The massive amounts of motor vehicles, in the major cities, is the leading factor. Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou are four cities, where cars produce the main source of pollution. The invention of hydrogen-fueled cars could facilitate in eliminating the pollution and establish increased visibility for communities. The Chinese citizens would be able to leave their houses without wearing masks over their noses.
These innovative vehicles would solely emit water vapor. Furthermore, they would have a far superior driving time than battery-powered electric cars. Drivers, of such vehicles, would benefit from swift battery recharging at hydrogen stations. According to Air Liquide, these stations would cost around $1.08 million each.
Japan has been quick to embrace the trend of hydrogen-fueled cars. They are planning to install one hundred stations by December. China is steady to follow suit. However, the Chinese car company, SAIC Motor Corp., is investing in research to possibility manufacture them. There are baby steps being taken all over China. The local government, in Guangdong, recently built the area’s first refueling station.
The Chinese government recently implemented a new policy that promotes hope for the elimination of the abundant smog. They are requiring that “green” cars consist of more than thirty percent of vehicles bought for official use. Hopefully, the desire for a clean and healthy environment will spark a trend in the spread of hydrogen-fueled cars.