China will build a new hydrogen city in central China's Hubei province to support its hydrogen energy industry, Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.
"The city will build up to 20 hydrogen fueling stations from 2018 to 2020 to support the running of about 3,000 hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles," according to Xinhua.
As part of a target for the new Wuhan city to become a world hydrogen city by 2025, it plans to have three to five world leading hydrogen enterprises and 30 to 100 hydrogen-fueling stations.
A hydrogen energy themed park is expected to gather more than 100 fuel cell automakers and related enterprises.
Zhang Qingjie, the president of Wuhan University of Technology, said the country has made rapid progress in hydrogen development, and in core technologies for hydrogen fuel cells.
By Gulsen Cagatay