China’s first new energy fuel cell light-rail train was successfully launched recently. This train was jointly developed by the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest Jiaotong University. China’s first new-energy fuel cell light-rail locomotive adopts hydrogen as the energy for the fuel cells as well as the world advanced permanent-magnet synchronous motor and frequency converter independently developed by the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation as its main source of power.

Light-Rail Electric Train with Hydrogen Fuel-Cells

As the comprehensive performance test results meet the requirements of various indicators, this new-energy fuel cell light-rail train has many potential applications as well as huge economic and environmental benefits in fields such as railways, subways, urban-suburban light-rail railways and mining.

The permanent-magnet synchronous motor adopted by the China’s first new-energy fuel cell light-rail train has many advantages which include high power, high efficiency, remarkable energy conservation, low vibration and minimal noise.

The maximum speed of the light-rail vehicles (LRV) designed for 80 kilometers per hour. One train set is composed of four LRVs capable of carrying 1,000 passengers. The first train will be delivered to Turkey in June 2012.