A Hydrogen filling station, the first of its kind in China, will be built at Yongfeng New and Hi-Tech Industrial Base in Haidian District, Beijing, at the end of this year.
The station will provide the energy for electric buses with hydrogen fuel cells. The electric buses, developed independently by Chinese scientists, have recently been on display at the China Science and Technology Museum.
It is reported that the bus boasts at a speed of 70 km/h with no pollution and noise. By the end of this year, three such buses will be on the street on a trial basis for public transport in Beijing. It is expected that eight to ten hydrogen-fuelled buses will operate on public transport routes in 2008.