Hydrogen car available at Amazon.com

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!
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2 Responses to Hydrogen car available at Amazon.com

  1. Joseph Chang 3 April, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    OK Doris, now that we have our H2 cars, courtesy of BASF, get ready to race!

    No remote control, so we’ll have to just cut them loose in the New York office.

    Wednesday, April 8 – high noon!

  2. Doris 5 April, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Sure thing boss. I’ll get my camera ready for the race…I hope you crank your hydrogen up because your car is dead-scrap!

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