Recently, E4 TE CH released a report saying fuel cell Shipments reached 1.1 GW, an increase of 40%. But at a time of rapid growth in the global fuel cell market, the fuel cell vehicle market in the United States not only experienced stagnation in 2018, but also declined in 2019.
From 2012 to January 2020, the United States sold about 8,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, currently the country with the highest number of fuel cell vehicles, most of which are concentrated in California. After 2017, the annual sales of fuel cell vehicles in the United States exceeded 2,500.
But according to the California Fuel Cell Partner Organization (California Fuel Cell Partne rs hip) sales statistics provided that the United States sold 2,089 fuel cell vehicles in 2019, compared with 2,368 vehicles in 2018, a decrease of 12%.
The data shows that Toyota's largest US sales in 2019 mi rai During the year, it sold 1502 fuel cell vehicles, but its sales fell by 11.6%. The second largest and fastest-growing fuel cell vehicle brand is Hyundai NEXO, with sales of 267 vehicles, an increase of 3237.5% compared to the sales of 8 vehicles in 2018. A total of 314 other models were sold.
From the number of hydrogen refueling stations, it can also be seen that the development of fuel cell vehicles in the United States has slowed down. As the world's largest fuel cell market, as of January 2020, the number of California's hydrogen refueling stations reached 44, but this is only four more than the number in 2018.
In comparison, China has about 5,000 fuel cell vehicles, and it continues to grow. E4TECH released data show that according to the factory certificate data, China's fuel cell vehicle sales in 2019 exceeded 3,000, an increase of more than 80%. It is estimated that by 2022, China is expected to become the country with the largest number of fuel cells in the world.
However, it is worth noting that China's fuel cell vehicles are mainly commercial vehicles, while the US fuel cell vehicles are mostly passenger vehicles. This also shows the differences between the two countries in the development path of fuel cell vehicles.