Wan Gang, China's former minister of science and technology, during a press conference in Hong Kong in May 2018. Photo: Felix Wong

Wan Gang, China’s father of electric cars, thinks hydrogen is the future

  • The man who convinced Beijing to bet on electric vehicles says it’s time for the car industry’s next game-changing moment
  • Hydrogen fuel cells have struggled to gain traction due to high costs and other factors, but China can change that by making them a national priority
Topic |   Electric cars

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Wan Gang, China's former minister of science and technology, during a press conference in Hong Kong in May 2018. Photo: Felix Wong
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A car company based in central China claimed it has built a hydrogen-powered vehicle that could travel up to 500 kilometres powered only by water. The prototype made by Qingnian Cars in Nanyang, a city in Henan province, made its maiden journey on Wednesday. Photo: Baidu

Just add H²0 to go? Chinese firm claims its hydrogen-powered car can travel 500km fuelled by water

  • Vehicle has yet to be seen in public but local media reports it made its maiden journey last week
  • Chemical reaction of water and aluminium powder creates hydrogen to power the car, according to chief executive
Topic |   China economy

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A car company based in central China claimed it has built a hydrogen-powered vehicle that could travel up to 500 kilometres powered only by water. The prototype made by Qingnian Cars in Nanyang, a city in Henan province, made its maiden journey on Wednesday. Photo: Baidu
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