Ballard to help develop fuel cell buses in China

Fuel Cell Buses - Bus in China

Ballard receives another order for more fuel cell systems Ballard Power Systems has successfully won an order for 10 of its innovative fuel cell systems from a Chinese bus manufacturer. Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Group is looking to expand its clean transportation efforts and aims to manufacture more electric buses in the near future. The company has been showing greater interest in hydrogen fuel cells, largely due to their efficiency and power generation capabilities. Fuel cell buses could become significantly more popular as bus manufacturers begin to show favor for fuel…

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Clean vehicles may soon dominate China’s car market

Emissions standards could force automakers to sell only clean vehicles in China China is one of the largest markets in the world for new vehicles, but automakers may soon be forced to abandon conventional models in order to comply with the country’s emissions regulations. Many of China’s largest cities have been choked with air pollution, which has been linked to serious health issues for many residents. In order to fight air pollution, the Chinese government is focusing more heavily on promoting clean transportation, which is creating pressure on automakers to…

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Electric vehicles find foothold in China

Electric vehicle sales are on the rise throughout China Electric vehicles are gaining more attention in China, according to a new report from RNR Market Research. The report notes that in 2014, many consumers opted to purchase an electric vehicle. This shift in the market away from conventional vehicles is due to numerous factors. Firstly, several city governments have imposed regulations that limit the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines, while offering financial aid to those purchasing electric vehicles. This is meant to mitigate the production of harmful emissions…

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China is growing more aggressive on clean transportation

Government will be enforcing automotive regulations more strongly next year China may soon be enforcing its automotive regulations more aggressively in the coming months. The Central Government has been working to tackle emissions recently, after air pollution in some of the country’s most populated cities was linked to serious health problems. The government has had relatively lax regulations focused on the auto industry for some time, but these regulations have rarely been enforced. Soon, however, vehicle manufacturers may be punished if they cannot meet the country’s fuel economy standards. China…

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Chinese government launches new clean transportation mandate

Government introduces new mandate in support of clean transportation The Chinese government has issued a new mandate that may help the country win its fight against carbon emissions and embrace clean transportation. China’s largest cities have been fighting air pollution for some time now, but little has been done to mitigate emissions generated in the transportation sector. Only recently has the government begun to address this issue aggressively due to the fact that air pollution is being linked to serious health issues in many parts of the country. 30% of government…

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EV sales grow as China becomes invested in clean transportation

Electric vehicle sales are growing throughout China Electric vehicles are becoming quite popular in China. Many Chinese consumers are expressing concerns for the environment and how the extreme air pollution in some of the country’s largest cities may be causing serious health issues. The Chinese government shares in these concerns and has been taking steps to reduce emissions by targeting the transportation sector with new regulations. Some cities have also placed strict limitations on traditional vehicles and how many can be sold in a given year, hoping to mitigate the…

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Clean transportation is heating up in China

BMW to bring its electric vehicle to China in September BMW has plans to bring its i3 electric vehicle to China beginning in September. China is quickly becoming one of the most attractive markets in the world when it comes to electric vehicles and clean transportation in general. This is partly due to government action regarding climate change and emissions reduction. Many of China’s largest cities are being choked by air pollution and emissions are being linked to serious health problems throughout the country. As such, some cities are instituting…

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Clean transportation finds promising success in South Korea

Electric vehicle sales are surging in South Korea Sales of electric vehicles are surging in South Korea. The country has put a strong focus on clean transportation and has been encouraging drivers to embrace electric vehicles for the past few years. The country’s automakers have been producing these vehicles at a faster pace in order to accommodate forthcoming demand. These vehicles are being marketed as more efficient than their conventional counterparts and more capable of satisfying the transportation needs of those living in South Korea’s largest cities. Subsidies are helping…

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Fast charging technology to support the adoption of electric vehicles in China

Clean transportation expected to boom as China becomes home to world’s largest charging infrastructure Electric vehicles are gaining more popularity around the world, especially as countries begin to promote clean transportation in order to mitigate the release of harmful emissions into the environment. In China, electric vehicles are becoming a major priority for large cities. Cities like Beijing and Shanghai are being overcome by air pollution, which is getting so bad that people living in these cities cannot see a foot in front of their own faces. In order to…

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China extends subsidy program for electric vehicles

Subsidy program has been extended in order to bolster EV sales The Chinese government has announced the extension of subsidies meant to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. The government has been struggling with an air pollution epidemic, which is choking major cities for life and causing serious health issues among a wide range of people throughout the country. In order to cut down on air pollution, the government has put a stronger focus on clean transportation. Several large cities have established goals concerning the number of electric vehicles needed…

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China may be a battleground between hydrogen fuel cells and batteries

Auto industry sees major promise in China The auto industry is currently experiencing something of a revolution. Throughout the world, nations are embracing more environmentally friendly emissions regulations, with many of these regulations targeting transportation specifically. In order to continue participating in prominent markets, automakers have begun producing vehicles that comply with these regulations, thus leading to an increased focus on battery electric vehicles and those that run on hydrogen fuel cells. This has also caused a rift within the auto industry itself and sparked extreme competition between battery electrics…

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Beijing eyes clean transportation as solution to air pollution

Clean transportation could solve China’s issue with emissions Air pollution in China has been a problematic issue for some time. The country’s massive population and rapid commercial and industrial growth has produced high levels of emissions that are beginning to have a serious impact on the health of residents of the country’s largest cities. Recently, an eight-year-old girl in Eastern China became the youngest living person to be diagnosed with lung cancer. Chinese officials have cited air pollution as the cause of the ailment. Beijing launches new initiative concerning hybrid…

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China faces challenges with clean transportation goals

Clean transportation in China hits a roadblock China has shown a great deal of interest in clean transportation in recent years. Much of this interest comes from a desire to reduce the use of fossil-fuels in transportation and cut down on the emissions that vehicles are responsible for. Three years ago, China announced a plan to bring 500,000 electric vehicles to its roads by 2015, but only 40,000 of these vehicles have actually made it that far. China has made relatively little progress toward its clean transportation goals, but the…

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