Cool Hydrogen Race Car that you can drive today!

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Cool Hydrogen Race Car that you can drive today!

It’s the H-Racer from Horizon Fuel Cell
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Cool Hydrogen Race Car that you can drive today!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:00pm


I love toys. I know what you’re thinking, I’m just a guy and all guys love toys. But here’s the other shoe - I hate cars. Oh I drive them, but I use them as a tool, not a plaything. And an expensive, balky, wasteful, polluting tool at that. But I found a car I love. A toy car.

It’s the H-Racer from Horizon Fuel Cell. It’s the smallest hydrogen fuel cell car in the world, and it comes with its own solar hydrogen filling station. That’s right; this neat little gizmo runs across the floor on hydrogen, which is produced right before your eyes by the solar fueling station. To create free hydrogen fuel at the flick of a switch, just add water to the station's tank! Fueling is animated by a special blue light display. The station has a solar panel that produces electricity. It uses that electricity to “crack” water - good old H2O - into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen then fills the car’s onboard tank, where it runs the fuels cell, emitting only - H2O!

Water in, Water out.

This toy will never be out of fuel as long as the sun shines. You can choose between 2 models, with about a $20 price difference, the H-Racer and the H-Racer2.0, which has its own remote control steering. It also runs a little faster and longer than the original H-Racer. For the extra 20 bucks, it’s worth it.

This car is not only fun, but educational. You can learn a lot about solar, creating hydrogen fuel and fuel cells while you race around the living room floor. Get two and you can have races. You could set up a whole course, with bridges, rings of fire, death defying leaps through space - ok; I’m getting a little carried away. It’s a guy thing.

This is just my boyish racing fantasy - hydrogen is actually quite safe.

The H-Racer has won awards for Time Magazine and Business week for being such a cool idea. My only question is: Why can’t they make this thing bigger? How come it has to be a toy? Couldn’t they just make everything bigger on this car and let me drive it around town? Nissan? Ford? Audi? Anyone? is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.


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