I wonder if any kids (or adults) got this cool hydrogen racing car for their holiday present? According to Amazon.com, this 3-pound H-Racer uses a real fuel cell and has its own on-board hydrogen storage system.
I saw this car in Liberty Science Center in New Jersey and I heard BASF supplied the fuel cell component (I have to check this information though).
Along with the car includes a fueling station, instruction Guide and solar panel. You can make your own hydrogen fuel by just adding water to the stations tank and flick the switch. Fueling is said to be animated by a special blue light display. The H-Racer requires about 20 minutes of simple assembly and will operate for about 4 minutes (or approx. 100m) from a full hydrogen tank.
Arbor Scientific sells the product for $87+. If anybody got this for Christmas (or Hannukah/Kwanzaa), let me know what you think about it.
Unfortunately this model does not have remote control capability but if you really want that, you have to wait until March 2009 for the new H-Racer 2.0. Arbor Scientific says it will have infrared remote control and steering capability. Hint: My birthday is in March!