China introduces first light-rail train with new-energy fuel cells

18:06, November 29, 2010      

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Recently, China's first new energy fuel cell light-rail train, jointly developed by the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest Jiaotong University, was successfully launched.

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.

Meanwhile, China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor also independently took on the tasks of vehicle design as well as research and development. 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 advantages, which include high power, high efficiency, remarkable energy conservation, low vibration and minimal noise.

It can achieve a level of performance that traditional motors cannot achieve and also can be developed into a special motor and highly-efficient energy-conservation motor to meet specific operational requirements. It can conserve 10 percent to 20 percent of integrated energy on average and has been successfully applied in many fields. It will also aid China's motor industry to adjust its industrial structure toward a new developmental direction.

Experts believe the successful application of the permanent-magnet synchronous motor in China's first new energy fuel cell light-rail train has provided a solution for the electrification of China's urban public transportation and the traffic congestion panic. It is also conducive to the promotion of China's new-energy industry in a larger scope.

By People's Daily Online


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