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H-RACER: Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

by , 10/11/06

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Introducing a hydrogen car that everyone can afford! … if only we could fit inside. Released earlier this year, the H-Racer is the world’s smallest hydrogen car (at 16cm x 7cm) and comes with a little price tag to match. At only $80, it will be hard for both kids and adults to keep their hands off. The best part? The H-Racer comes with its very own solar-powered hydrogen refueling station.


The H-Racer was developed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. Founded in 2003, the company’s goal is “to greatly accelerate the global commercialization of clean, hydrogen fuel cell power.” The H-Racer does just that, providing a great opportunity to teach young ones (and adults) the advantages of Hydrogen Fuel: it is non-toxic, renewable, clean to use, and the most abundant element in the world. The solar power created Hydrogen fuel sends the H-Racer over 100 meters when given a straightaway. A zero emission vehicle, the H-Racer is a working miniature version of the same technology being developed in life-size cars.

So while the rest of the world is waiting for the world’s leading automotive companies to come out with their hydrogen fuel cell cars, you could own your very own H-Racer and be one of the first on your block to on a hydrogen vehicle.

+ Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

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18 Comments

  1. Dan N November 12, 2007 at 2:47 am

    OK this thing is VERY cool. That said Honda’s FCX is already here. I hope I don’t come off as a crazy conspiracy theorist. But, we are being happily controlled Wychowski Brothers Matrix Style. By those that seek to turn a profit and keep the machine running smoothly. The powers that be are afraid. The internet has done exactly what it was intended to do. Bring us all together to think for ourselves. Here we ALL have a voice. Be it Pro or Con. We HAVE OUR VOICE. This is good. See, this technology has been available oh say, 1950′s when GM bought out the Patent and shelved it. Now that Patent’s life has run out. And we are seeing things like the H Racer the FCX from Honda even BMW and Mercedes have a version. As usual American car manufacturers are lagging behind. But, fair competition will weed out the non survivors. This is the last Hoorah for Big Oil, but….Maybe NOT. The Sheer COST of implementing a Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure is needless to say ENORMOUS. So we are being charged accordingly to cover the costs. Trillions of Dollars in Oil Profit going toward refitting all traditional fossil fuel refueling stations into H2 Solar Refueling centers. So that THEY can charge US for what we already pay for in our homes. Or honestly what falls freely from the sky. Honestly most people don’t know or don’t care. I for one hope and pray for the sake of all of us that we wake up before its too late. That we ALL take an active roll in at least making our voices heard letting the CORPS. know that hell, there is gold in them thar hills! If WE create the demand for it and quit buying Gasoline vehicles. They will quit making them.
    But, in the end…..It is up to US to make that change. If we keep buying them. There will be no need for them to change. WE have to make that change for them. It truly is WE THE PEOPLE.

  2. charles November 9, 2007 at 2:04 am

    u people need to wake up and smell the coffee ,even if they start mass producing hydrogen automobiles and we could make it for 25 cents a gallon they would make us pay at least 2 to 3 dollars a gallon why because there money hungry. thats why the government got rid of the GM’s EV1 because they know we can make our own electricity such as solar. they dont want u to get ahead in the world they want to own u.. its starting to be a comunest country… until we get mr war crazy george bush out of office and stop this war this is going to continue.
    people need to just stay home dont buy anymore gas than u have to.and gas would go down. i mean i know u have to work but dont go on vacation dont mow your lawn.. u would be supprised how much gas americans use in a year just mowing there lawn and go back to the old routine dont buy gas on SUNDAYS…if we would work together we could beat this. there a saying that i always use ALONE WE CAN MOVE HILLS BUT TOGETHER WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS….

  3. G-sus356 October 22, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    This is amazing! I can’t wait until they come up with a hydrogen car

  4. Bill Compton June 4, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  5. awa2supra May 3, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    man i gotta get one of those

  6. Teddy March 6, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    i just got one today on ebay or like 40 dollars and its so cool. its an amazing peice of technology that showcases our futre transportation possibilites. A real on eof these bad boys would have a lot of advantages. You could travel further on one tank of gas, you wouldn’t have to depend on forign oil companies or any oil companies for that matter. The car would be super clean with zero pollutants and also very quite. and since it generates its own electricity it doesn’t take all nigh tto overcharge like other elctric cars. Its also safer. And in case you were wondering there is no way to control it. Its not much of a toy but a really cool gadget. And thomas since you are getting one keep in mind that you have to eliminate all other gases from the car. This means to leave the elctrolosis running a few secounds and use the syringe to suck air out of the tank and fuel cell. Also if it stops running just take a little of the gas out and the air will leave with it.

  7. Thomas March 5, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I am going to get one next week and i have read a lot on it and it looks good.

  8. raj December 25, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    well the concept is really very kool, an since i didnt get a chance to ride one of it am really regretting for it.the design is appealing and its a nice way to bring awareness in peoples mind abt the benefits of this car.

  9. Olson’s 2006 Holi... December 19, 2006 at 12:19 am

    [...] This thing is awesome and at $80 bucks it is pretty affordable too. The car runs on hydrogen and even comes with its’ own solar-powered hydrogen refueling station. The vehicle is emission free and a working replica of the technology being developed for full size cars. [...]

  10. Miroslav October 27, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    How do you control the toy,can it go left right and reverse??Is it fast?

  11. Alexander October 26, 2006 at 10:43 am

    where can i get one the cheapest?

    Plz reply!

  12. Dave October 23, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Guys,

    Got one of these from my brother as an early Cristmas present. As long as
    you purge the air from the system, it seems to work pretty well.

    It will never be a “racer”, but that’s not the point is it?
    The hydrogen fill up is very quick on the batteries, but takes longer on
    the solar cell. Mine seems to work well enough to demonstrate the concept
    very well. The question(beyond toys), is whether it translates to the real world.

    Definitely fun!

    Cheers, dave

  13. ernest October 18, 2006 at 5:39 am

    well i think that the concept of the toy provided all the details. it uses solar panels to process the hydrogen for the fuel. then we don’t really need fossil fuels. i think the oil producing nations and companies are really the ones impeding the development of this type of cars and engines, so sad.

  14. buck October 16, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    If this toy works, i want one. When it comes to hydrogen as fuel for larger vehicles i think we should be burning it, not to making fuel cells out of it. Think about it, hydrogen is the most abundunt element in the universe, and it burns. Governments should be investing in finding ways to produce and store hydrogen safely and without using fossil fuels. Then we could all have our internal combustion engines and and cleaner air.

  15. Christoper P. October 12, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Can anyone say “gimick”? Or, “You’re a TOY!!” And, no your’e not likely to build a person-carrying rubber-band-powered ornithopter, either. And the “government” isn’t the problem. Governments build harbors, bridges, highways, dams, space shuttles and other large commons-owned facilities that are simply not within reach of typical capital markets. And often they do that imperfectly, whether democratically elected or not.
    The FUEL CELL technology that the hydrogen-storage system (its not really a fuel, its an energy storage and transfer system) still is not capable, from a long shot, of producing energy transfers efficiently. Look to biodiesel and other renewables for a more real-world, green, sustainable approach(check out the Audi diesel that won the LeMans and Sebring endurance races this year – now THATS a cool design — which, ironically, it appears our little H2 toy is trying to emulate in its body design and proportions).

  16. taitacakes October 12, 2006 at 3:34 am

    energ8t:

    Unfortunately the government will never implement solar power to do such a job, they would require large supplies of pre-existing energy which would happily be provided by coal burning power stations. It’s the good old public transport clause. People think they’re cutting down on their own fuel emissions by using electric trams and trains etc, but all that electricity is coming from coal burning power stations.

  17. Jeremy Ruhland October 11, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    I got one of these as a prerelease, but it didn’t work very well. The fueling station is too small to fit all the tubes into and they end up crimping and impairing the flow of gas and water. The company may have fixed it by now but I’m still not sure.

  18. energ8t October 11, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Wow… It looks like Bush made good on his promise to develop hydrogen fuel cell cars…at least for kids.
    Does anybody notice what this toy is actually demonstrating? Excluding the fact that the system is far different and/or simplified from a viable system needed to power a larger auto, it shows that the hydrogen fuel that is so “difficult” to create can be made from decentralized, solar powered hubs from water. HHHmmm, what kind of issues does this pose for the big oil machine? I wonder… nevertheless, I still think it is likely people would pay a fee for their fuel. It would still be cheaper than oil prices and it would be fairly easy to fund the creation/implementation of the new H distribution system. How cool would that be- a H fuel station that looks like a parking meter kiosk. The Oxygen “by-product” could be harvested as well…Take a hit at the pump and refresh in the big city!

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