National Automotive Standardization Technical Committee

    China Automotive Technology & Research Center

    SAIC Motor
    Tongji University
in Shanghai

Identification China
    Safety Requirements for Fuel Cell Vehicles


Status Drafts to be completed in 2007, and standards in 2008.

Identification China
    Glossary for Fuel Cell Vehicles


Status Drafts to be completed in 2007, and standards in 2008.





          CHINA is drafting a technical standard on fuel cell back-up power source which has advantages over conventional batteries and it is also more friendly to the environment, according to industry insiders.

The standard, with input from domestic firms, including China Mobile, China Telecom and telecom equipment producer Huawei Technologies Co, has been under scrutiny after it was submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a source told Shanghai Daily yesterday.

It is expected to be released as early as the end of this year, the source said.

Fuel cell back-up power source is becoming more popular as it is light, can generate more power and has better durability compared to lead-acid batteries. It is also more environmental-friendly without risks of lead pollution.

Many countries have adopted the new technology in telecom companies’ base stations in hospitals and banks.

Shanghai Peal Hydrogen Power Source Technology Co Ltd, which is involved in the draft of the standard, is testing most of its power source to ensure that it meets standards, Shi Tao, an official of the firm, said.

“A national standard is needed to direct industrial development in China and also regulate international cooperation,” said Shi.