China’s Zhongsha Zhuzhou Electric Power Machinery Research Institute has developed a hydrogen energy smart streetcar that will be shipped from Shanghai port to Malaysia. The Smart Tram will be used for urban transit services in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The vehicle uses a hydrogen energy power system from a high-power fuel cell system, giving it a range of 245 kilometers. Malaysia has a tropical rainforest climate, with high temperatures and rainfall throughout the year. The R&D team took this into consideration and optimized the vehicle’s structural design and material construction methods to adapt the vehicle’s performance to the local climate environment.
The project consists of 38 Smart Trams on three lines with a total length of 69.9 km. This will be the first delivery of the project. The Smart Trams will undergo a three-month trial run in Kuching upon arrival in Malaysia.