Following the delivery of the hydrogen fuel cell bus project by REFIRE and Suzhou Jinlong and Jiaxing Guohong Public Transportation at the end of 2021, five new Suzhou Jinlong hydrogen fuel cell buses have been officially put into the Line 161 demonstration operation, bringing a brand new green travel experience for passengers.
Line 161 is the main bus line connecting Jiaxing city and Pinghu city. The hydrogen fuel cell buses put into operation this time are the sixth generation 10.5m Higer Azure hydrogen fuel cell buses, integrating Suzhou Jinlong hydrogen fuel cell bus tech research and development achievements for more than ten years, and carrying REFIRE PRISMA fuel cell system. The vehicles passed rigorous tests. They can run more than 380 kilometers with only 5-10 minutes of hydrogenation, fully meeting the needs of a standard day of bus operation. REFIRE fuel cell system also has the characteristics of -30℃ low temperature quick start, high reliability and long durability, with its technical level leading the industry.
A person in charge of Jiaxing Guohong Public Transportation Co., Ltd. said that the opening of the first hydrogen powered bus demonstration line in the urban area is another milestone for high quality development of Guohong Public Transportation after the integration of public transport in the city. Next, Guohong will continue to take the initiative to undertake its new mission of ecological civilization construction during the “14th Five-year Plan” period, and continue to optimize the allocation of public transport, showcasing the responsibility of a state-owned enterprise and improving people’s well-being with “green empowerment”.
“Hydrogen powered buses start and brake much more smoothly, with better braking performance, less noise and more comfort.” Line 161 bus driver Mr. WANG said.
To ensure the normal operation of buses, REFIRE’s after-sales team conducted a full range of on-site vehicle detection services to guarantee the safe operation of the vehicles. The team will continue to safeguard the normal travel experience for citizens with their 24-7 service standard for 365 days.
According to relevant reports, in addition to Pinghu-bound Line 161, there will be 10 more hydrogen fuel cell buses put in operation for Jiashan-bound Line 150, 151, and 15.
Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.
As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.
Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE