On January 27, China’s first hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive, jointly developed by Southwest Jiaotong University and CNR Datong, was successfully launched at CNR Datong Electric Locomotive Co. The train adopts a high-power fuel cell power generation system for rail transportation developed by Professor Chen Weirong’s team from Southwest Jiaotong University. The electric reactor adopts Japan Toyota metal electric reactor, which can be started at low temperature.
The train is designed to run at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour, and can run continuously for 24.5 hours on a full load of hydrogen. The maximum traction load on a flat and straight road exceeds 5,000 tons, and it can perform multi-purpose tasks in large factories, mines and ports without changing any railroad base line conditions.
China Youth Daily, February 2, 2021