Participants of Asian Games to use hydrogen-fueled cars

Participants of Asian Games to use hydrogen-fueled cars

Logo Asian Games 2018 (ANTARA PHOTO/Nova Wahyudi)

Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Hydrogen-fueled cars will be operated in the Jakabaring Palembang sports area in South Sumatra Province to transport participants of the 2018 Asian Games.

Governor`s Special Staff for Climate Change Najib Asmani stated here on Monday that his side had held a meeting with Aleksander Gerbec and Ben Todd of the British and Norwegian IMS Ecubes and discussed about hydrogen vehicles.

He further noted that there will be at least 10 small hydrogen-powered cars.

In addition, it is planned to provide big cars during the upcoming Asian Games. The number of the cars is still being discussed by Governor of South Sumatra Alex Noerdin.

He remarked that the use of hydrogen-fueled cars is an effort of the South Sumatra provincial government to ensure clean air, especially in the region of the upcoming international sporting event.

He pointed out that his side will disseminate information on hydrogen energy among students in the province, so they will understand the benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel for vehicles.

Secretary of South Sumatra Province Nasrun Umar had earlier stated that the Jakabaring Palembang sports area will be managed as a pollution-free area; hence, operational vehicles must use fuel with low emissions.

Moreover, the integrated sports area will be visited by thousands of guests from various countries to attend the upcoming event. Hence, the air must be clean.

Parks in the area should be managed to be more beautiful for the convenience of participants and visitors.

Reported by Ujang Idrus