Shanghai, 5 August 2019 – In response to the high expectation from the global FCV community, IHFCA and China SAE, in partnership with UNDP and CICETE, are ready to launch the Second FCV Itinerant Exhibition & Roadshow (FCVI 2019) that will take place on Sept. 22-25 in the Yangtze River Delta region (the Region).
FCVI 2019 will start in Shanghai, travel through Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province and Changshu and Nantong in Jiangsu Province, and complete in Shanghai, along a route that is developing China’s first cross provincial “Hydrogen Corridor.”
The Region is home to dozens of leading fuel cell developers and FCV producers (incl. China’s largest automaker SAIC) and a number of hydrogen demonstration cities such as Rugao, an international front-runner with regard to the development, deployment and commercialization of fuel cells.
Shanghai positions itself as a global leader in FCV commercialization. As China’s largest economic center, the city has a big plan for hydrogen deployment. Shanghai is actively integrating its existing resources, aiming to develop an industrial cluster of over 100 FCV-related companies by 2020 to cover the entire H2 fuel cell value chain. The city is projected to build anywhere between five and 10 hydrogen refueling stations and launch at least 3,000 fuel cell buses and trucks by 2020, and scale up to 50 stations and 20,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2025.
Jiaxing, which has set H2 fuel cells, strategically and tactically, for its future economic growth, has attracted a number of leading fuel cell companies including D.R. Power. And the city is building China’s first commercial liquid hydrogen plant.
Changshu, home to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC), has developed a detailed plan for its fuel cell industry development. At TMEC, Toyota is operating a 70MPa H2 station to facilitate FCV R&D for the Chinese market.
Nantong, geographically located in the center of the “Hydrogen Corridor,” is an important automotive hub in China especially for new energy vehicles. It's also known for its high-tech sectors, which account for half of the city's GDP that had a growth rate of 7.8% in 2017.
FCVI 2019, the first of its kind in China, will be in a fleet of 20 vehicle models of fuel cell cars, buses and trucks (incl. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, SAIC, Dongfeng, FAW, Foton, Yutong, etc.).