Over the next eight years, China’s fuel cell vehicle output will soar.
By 2030, China is expected to sell more than two million fuel cell vehicles, a 200-fold increase from current levels. Fuel cell vehicles, one of the three new energy car kinds made in China, use hydrogen energy to power their own onboard fuel cells.
When the National Development and Reform Commission released a plan on the development of hydrogen energy for the years 2021–2035 in March 2022, it was the first time that hydrogen energy was positioned as an essential component of the future national energy system and a carrier of the green energy transformation. The goal is to build a complete infrastructure for the hydrogen energy sector during the next 15 years. The number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in China was projected to expand by a factor of four over the 14th Five-Year Plan period, reaching 50,000 by 2025.
Future developments in fuel cell vehicles will probably be seen in the transportation sector. The Plan outlined above also made it abundantly clear that government and commercial fleets will be the focus of any future campaigns to promote fuel cell vehicles.