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Hu Liqing: China should give more support to fuel cell development

The government should increase financial support to the R&D of fuel cells, especially as our social funding channel has not been well established in the current stage, proposed Hu Liqing, member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and general manager of Shanghai Shen-li High Tech Co., Ltd.

According to Hu, the Chinese government should formulate national encouragement measures for the application of fuel cells immediately, and accelerate related infrastructure construction, which is quite significant for the country’s realization of energy saving and fuel consumption reduction targets.

“The biggest technology obstacle for China’s new energy vehicle industry is the power battery,” said Hu during an interview with “Our power battery should be able to compete with gasoline engines in performance, and also meet customers’ requirements in cost and safety reliability.”

Hu suggested the government give continuous and immediate support to related medium and small enterprises, colleges and universities and organize technological alliances. The government should first buy electric vehicles to set an example for the society, according to him.

Hu also believed that China’s fuel cell technology is at the same level with western countries but the country lags behind in terms of hybrid and pure electric vehicle technologies.

Shanghai Shen-Li High Tech Co., Ltd., established in 1998, is a leading enterprise in the business of development, manufacturing and marketing PEM fuel cell products.  

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