Recently, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and Shanghai Airport Authority formally signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to promote hydrogen-powered shuttle buses, vehicles for ground services, and road maintenance.
The two parties will also jointly explore the construction of infrastructure such as hydrogen refueling stations.
Shanghai is one of the busiest aviation hub cities in the world, with passenger and cargo throughput exceeding 120 million passengers and 4 million tons in 2019, ranking 4th and 3rd in the world. Shanghai Airport Group always adheres to the concept of sustainable development, vigorously promotes the construction of four types of airports: “safety, green, wisdom, and humanity”. The airport wants to take the lead in introducing industry-leading innovative energy-saving and environmental protection technologies in airport planning, construction, and operation.
SAIC also took the lead in the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell passenger cars and commercial vehicle products in 9 cities in China.
SAIC Maxus FCV80 fuel cell wide-body light passenger car, Roewe 950 fuel cell car, and Shenwo fuel cell bus, all have millions of kilometers in real-world driving.
In 2019, SAIC’s “Fuel Cell Vehicle Key Technology R & D and Industrialization Project” won the special prize of “China Automotive Industry Science and Technology Progress Award”, and its new-generation fuel cell system PROME P390 independently developed by Jiejie Technology has achieved world-class key indicators. In March 2020, SAIC began its Hydrogen fuel cell project and the first-phase production capacity will reach 12,000 fuel cell units.