The “HydroGen 3" fuel-cell vehicle being refuelled with hydrogen in Tokyo on July 9, 2003, the first such vehicle in Japan to receive a “green” commercial number plate. FedEx will use the vehicle on its regular delivery routes in a one-year collaboration with General Motors. Photo: Reuters

China sets sight on leapfrogging US and Japan in fuel-cell vehicles with subsidies for buyers and incentives for charging stations

  • Buyers in 17 provinces will get subsidies of up to 160,000 yuan per fuel-cell vehicle this year while local authorities in 10 cities will hand out incentives of up to 4 million yuan toward the construction of every refuelling station
  • The Chinese government is aiming to put a million fuel-cell vehicles on the roads by 2030, from 50,000 in 2025 and last year’s 1,791 units, more ambitious than plans outlined by Japan or in the US state of California
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The “HydroGen 3" fuel-cell vehicle being refuelled with hydrogen in Tokyo on July 9, 2003, the first such vehicle in Japan to receive a “green” commercial number plate. FedEx will use the vehicle on its regular delivery routes in a one-year collaboration with General Motors. Photo: Reuters
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