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China Yuchai Launches China’s First Operating Hydrogen Engine for Commercial Vehicles

China Yuchai Hydrogen Engine

The YCK05 engine is the first operating hydrogen engine for China’s commercial vehicle market.

China Yuchai Achieves Another Hydrogen Technology Milestone

China Yuchai International Limited has announced through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL) that the Company’s YCK05 hydrogen-powered engine achieved stable ignition and operation in a recent demonstration at the Beijing Institute of Technology. The YCK05 engine is the first operating hydrogen engine for China’s commercial vehicle market, the world’s largest commercial vehicle market.

This successful achievement is another Yuchai hydrogen technology milestone in the development of hydrogen energy as an environmentally friendly alternative propulsion system, following the introduction of Yuchai‘s hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The YCK05 hydrogen-powered engine adopts a number of advanced special technologies such as high-pressure multi-point inlet air injection technology, high-efficiency low-inertia turbocharging technology, high-efficiency lean burn combustion technology, just to name a few. The engine design upgrades the engine structure and its subsystems such as the combustion and gas distribution systems.

Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “With our advancements in developing hydrogen-powered engines, we have expanded to become the domestic enterprise with the largest engine technology portfolio consisting of traditional internal combustion engines, gas-powered engines, hybrid engines, and new energy power technologies. We look forward to the commercialisation of hydrogen-powered engines in the future to meet the needs of our diversified customer base and to contribute to improving the environment.”

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