Evelyn Lee

H-RACER: The Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

by , 11/06/07

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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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4 Comments

  1. Ian November 7, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Re the first post.
    Don’t be fooled by what appears to be the slow speed. Any scale modeller will tell you that a 5% scale model travelling at 5km.hr (walking speed) is actually a scale speed of 100km/hr. Looks slow in the full-size world, but put it into a scale world and it’s really travelling. I doubt that anyone would expect a scale model to travel at full-size speeds.
    Perhaps that ought to cause us to ask whether we really need full-size cars to be able to travel at 100-200km/hr either! If you take account of the time spent earning money to pay for the car and its operation (in addition to the time spent on the journey itself), the average effective speed of cars in cities is about the same as that of someone riding a bicycle. Those who drive large SUVs effectively travel at two-thirds of the cyclist’s speed.

  2. arek November 7, 2007 at 10:47 am

    If they made small scale that works on air then why not make full scale for people and be super green! Oh no sorry, forgotten. That would jeopardise the oil industry. Lets kill the inventor of hydrogen car and hush this whole thing up. Oh, forgotten this has already been done! They killed him for a fist full of dollars or a little more.

    Peace and love to all

    Arek

  3. naught101 November 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Apart from the fact that this is actually worthless junk, it’s kind of cool. Pity it’s probably never going to make it to commercial full scale though – at least not for the vast majority of people – there’s going to be a lot of depressed kiddies out there in the next decade or so.

    I wonder if there are any useful applications for such a small scale fuelcell/recharger? Like lighting, refrigeration? It doesn’t mention how much energy it stores..

  4. InfiniteDomain November 6, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Cute… but watch the video. Don’t call something the H”Racer” when it only goes as fast as a walking adult. Loses the fun factor quicker than a hunting trip with the VP.

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