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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: World’s Tiniest Fuel Cell Vehicle

Posted By Jorge Chapa On August 19, 2008 @ 10:15 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments

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If last week’s Transportation Tuesday article on the world’s smallest solar vehicle [2] wasn’t your cup of tea (after all solar is so last year), then hopefully this week’s entry will be more to your taste. The Hydrocar [3] is a pint-sized vehicle that is powered entirely by a hydrogen fuel cell. It would make an excellent office racer or a fun educational vehicle for children – check out it’s kid-friendly angle over at inhabitots!

Smart Toy Hydrocar at Inhabitots > [4]

Scheduled for release in early 2009, the Hydrocar [5] by Horizon Technologies [6] is powered by a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell. To make it work just pour water into the fuel cell, which is hooked up to a solar panel. The energy from the solar panel transforms the water into hydrogen and oxygen which in turn power the tiny vehicle’s fuel cell.

This isn’t a first for Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies [6]; previously they wowed us with the H-racer [7]. But we can’t help ourselves – not only is it a cool gadget, it also makes a great learning tool for children.

+ The Hydrocar [5]

+ Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies [6]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/19/shorizon-fuel-cell-technologies-hydrocar/

[2] world’s smallest solar vehicle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/12/worlds-smallest-solar-race-car/

[3] Hydrocar: http://www.ecotopia.co.uk/product/10/dd0062/hydrogen-fuel-cell-car-science-kit.html

[4] Smart Toy Hydrocar at Inhabitots >: http://www.inhabitots.com/2008/08/18/smart-toy-hydrocar-for-kidssmart-toy-hydrocar-for-kids/

[5] Hydrocar: http://www.ecotopia.co.uk/product/10/bb0516/the-smart-hydrogen-car.html

[6] Horizon Technologies: http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/

[7] H-racer: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/06/h-racer-the-hydrogen-fueled-toy-car/

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