February 7, 2008 The automotive market is set to undergo momentous change over the next decade as the impetus of low-emissions, alternative fuel designs that have recently dominated the Concept offerings from major auto manufacturers continues to grow and prototypes move towards commercialization. But at the other end of the scale - literally - the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology in particular is already making its mark. The latest example comes from toy-maker Corgi International, which has unveiled a new hydrogen fuel cell powered radio controlled toy car at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Germany. Called the H2GO, the new RC car uses a propulsion system based on Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies' pioneering H-Racer.
Called the H2GO, the new RC car employs zero emissions energy technology with power derived from an on-board hydrogen fuel cell system which uses only water and energy from the sun (via a solar re-fuelling unit) as fuel. The kit includes the RC car, a remote control unit, a fuel station and a solar cell panel.
Adding to its green credentials, the aerodynamically designed car by acclaimed designer Professor Luigi Colani is made using lightweight environmentally-friendly wheat based plastics.
The H2GO is the first of a planned new range of toys to be launched under the brand name H2GO as part of strategic partnership between Corgi International and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.