China Successfully Tests Hydrogen IC Engine

Compared with the traditional gasoline engine and diesel engine, it has the specific advantages including high efficiency, low discharge, low cost and adaptable.

Published: 29-Jun-2007

China's first independently developed high efficiency and low discharge hydrogen engine was successful ignited in Chongqing, by ChangAn Auto Co. Ltd on June 18th. The high efficiency and low discharge hydrogen engine is the only main hydrogen fuel project that was established by the national "863" plan. The successful ignition marks a breakthrough in the progress of China's technology research, and lays a foundation for national hydrogen engine industrialization development.

China's independently developed high efficiency and low discharge hydrogen engine is a new type of internal combustion engine. Compared with the traditional gasoline engine and diesel engine, it has the specific advantages including high efficiency, low discharge, low cost and adaptable. It is greatly significant in reducing environmental pollution and responding to the energy crisis.

As early as 2005, ChangAn began to research the hydrogen engine and formally attained the establishment of the national "863" plan. In two years of efforts, this project has finally produced the successful operation of the hydrogen engine.

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