— Published 7 December 2021

Buses will run on hydrogen

The Japanese at Tokyo 2020 chose electric buses. For the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, China is choosing hydrogen. The authorities of the city of Zhangjiakou, in Hebei province, one of the three clusters of the next Winter Games, have announced plans to deploy 655 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the competition area during the Olympic and Paralympic event. They will be used for transport and logistics. According to local experts, a hydrogen-powered bus could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11.8 tonnes per 10,000 km travelled. The city of Zhangjiakou currently has 444 of these buses, which are used for daily public transport. In total, they have travelled more than 21 million kilometres and carried 62 million passengers. Zhangjiakou has two hydrogen production plants and eight refuelling stations.