city produced by compressed hydrogen fed into fuel cells, are important in building a green ene
rgy future, as they are generally considered zero-emission and clean, according to Hu.
Such vehicles have long cruising ranges and can be refueled within three to five minutes.
In addition, the performance of fuel cell vehicles is not greatly affected by the change o
f seasons, he said, referring to winter’s adverse effect on the life of lithium batteries.
In recent years, the company has made moves to advance in the field, as bo
th the central and local governments are eyeing the potential of hydrogen fuel cells to upg
rade the manufacturing industry, and to achieve green and sustainable development.
China had around 1,200 fuel cell vehicles on its roads and fewer than 20 hydr
ogen fuel stations by the end of 2017, ranking behind the United States, Japan, Ge
rmany and South Korea, according to the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association.
production plant and a hydrogen liquefaction plant started to extend the company’s operations along the value chain, rang
ing from hydrogen production and liquefaction, to hydrogen storage, transport, testing, refueling and applications.
The Baoding Great Wall Holdings Group Co Ltd, the indirect controlling shareholder of Great Wall Motor, said it pla
ns to acquire all the shares of Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain Co Ltd soon. That would enable Great Wall M
otor to develop and deploy cost-competitive fuel cells for a variety of applications, according to the company.
Great Wall Motor has already established an internationally competitive R&D team of 240 technology experts.
With four R&D centers in Baoding, Shanghai, Munich in Germany and Yokohama in Japan, Hu said that Great Wall
Motor will make full use of world-class professionals to promote the R&D and marketization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The company is set to play a leading role in technological innovation in the fuel cell vehicle sector in China, he said.
artists, according to the concert’s website. These include huge names in Latin America, like Colombian musical legends Carl
os Vives, Juanes and reggaetón singer Maluma — all three of whom have collaborated with pop-star Shakira in the past.
Swedish DJ Alesso is also on the lineup, alongside Mexican rock band Mana, who
have won seven Latin Grammys and four Grammys, and Spanish singer and songwriter Alejandro Sanz.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked a constitutional provision last month to declare himself acting pres
ident, has been working with a raft of global partners, including the United States, to bring aid into the co
untry. Maduro has repeatedly refused assistance, leaving aid languishing on the border despite growing shortages.
The Venezuelan government has used containers to barricade the Tienditas Bridge and prevent aid from entering.
Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, told CNN en Espanol Thursday that he was asked to do the concert by Guaido.