Jiading District in east Shanghai will see an influx of policies and investment opportunities to ensure that hydrogen and fuel cell variants of vehicles will be widely available within the Chinese city to reduce carbon emissions.

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Leading players in the industry have gathered in the district to promote the development of automobile industry in the four key aspects of electrification, automation, network connection and sharing.

This includes SAIC Volkswagen, Volvo, NIO, Li Auto, Horizon Robotics, Shanghai Hydrogen Propulsion Technology, and others.

Jiading District has also gained a nationwide leading advantage in terms of providing supporting facilities for the automobile industry, with major projects such as China’s only international pilot zone for electric vehicles.

China’s first pilot zone for intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) has also been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in the area as well as China’s first fixed hydrogen refuelling station with the longest record of safe operation period, the company said.

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