It has been recently reported that in its procurement proccess for the 2022 Olympics, Zhangjiakou city has awarded contracts for 74 units fuel cell buses.
Zhangjiakou City expects these fuel cell buses to be operation by the first half of 2018.
Once these fuel cell buses are in operation the city will claim that it has the largest fuel cell bus fleet in the world.
Also a first, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. won an order of 49 units Foton AUV 10.5-meter fuel cell buses making it the world's largest order for hydrogen fuel cell buses.
It is worth mentioning that the Foton hydrogen fuel cell buses have been serving China's "Electric Vehicle People's Club" and was the first to adopt a hydrogen fuel vehicle in a shuttle service project. In January 2018, 30 Foton hydrogen fuel cell buses once again went into service shutteling for the General Assembly.
The other winning bid went to Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co., Ltd., which won a bid totalling 25 hydrogen fuel cell buses. The fuel cell buses will be utilizing a 60kW fuel cell system and will also use a battery hybrid system which will give the buses a capabilty of travelling up to 500km.
These fuel cell orders will lay a solid foundation for China's hydrogen fuel cell bus to go global and all the 74 fuel cell buses are scheduled to hit the roads in Zhangjiakou early this year.