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China gives CATL, BYD and a fuel-cell startup a second wind

Battery makers' no-cobalt power packs gain advantage while Re-Fire finds durability

Re-Fire Vice President Audrey Ma with a 110kW hydrogen fuel cell system for commercial vehicles. Ma predicts some drivers will be more comfortable with fuel-cell vehicles than with EVs.

SHANGHAI -- In the ragged countryside of Tibet, three buddies in their 30s pondered their next move one afternoon in 2014 as their 5-year-old hydrogen fuel cell project with an automaker was coming to an end.

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