World’s Largest Demonstration of Hydrogen Vehicles at 2022 Beijing Olympics
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics which officially opened on 4th February 4 became the first Olympic event to achieve carbon neutrality. As the world’s largest demonstration of more than 1,000 hydrogen & fuel cell vehicles are in operation with over 30 hydrogen refueling stations.
According to the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, 816 are commercial vehicles supplied by brands including Beiqi Foton Motor and Geely’s commercial vehicle brand Farizon. As per info, Farizon has provided 80 Interstellar Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus C12F. Farizon even has an onsite full-time support team composed of R&D engineers, service engineers, and supply chain engineers to ensure smooth vehicle operations.
Toyota has also provided 140 second-generation Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. This is the first time the second-generation Mirai has been put into large-scale usage in China. Plus, among the 515 hydrogen-fueled buses in operation, 212 are equipped with the Toyota hydrogen fuel cell system developed as a joint venture between Toyota, BAIC Group, and SinoHytec, the latter is a Chinese company that engages in research, development and industrialization of hydrogen fuel cell engine technology.
Beside buses, other hydrogen fuel cell vehicles also included trucks. Zhilan Automobile provided the 4.5T hydrogen fuel cell logistic trucks customized explicitly for the Beijing Olympics. Sinotruk has provided the first hydrogen fuel cell truck with a snowboard wax trailer to wax snowboards for the Chinese Olympic team.