So, you're in the market for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, but just can't seem to find the right ride. Well, if you'll consider replacing that compact car with something a lot smaller, then you're in luck. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is just days away from releasing its H-Cell 2.0 fuel cell kit for 1:10 scale remote control cars. Although passenger space is non-existent and the driver's seat is replaced by a remote control, you can still claim bragging rights to owning one of the latest hydrogen-powered cars in the land, just don't tell anyone how small it is. The H-Cell 2.0 power kit can propel this little thing to 45 miles per hour and maintain that speed for a full 60 minutes. Impressive for sure, but the company left out one of the most important pieces of info: price. Version one, you may remember, was a wee bit pricey. You'll find specs, a video of the R/C car in action and much more after the jump. Hat tip to Roy!
*UPDATE: Thanks to tipster Andy, we now have a copy of the order form with a listed price of the H-Cell 2.0 kit. The kit starts at $899, with additional options available. The order form can be found after the jump.
[Source: Engadget, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies]
Horizon's Hydrogen Fuel Cells Enter Model RC Hobby Market
SINGAPORE – May 25, 2010. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies begin shipments of the world's first miniaturized hydrogen fuel cells and refueling stations for use in model hobby radio controlled vehicles. Named "H-Cell 2.0", the unique hobby-scale fuel cell power kit replicates the function of real-scale zero emission hydrogen powertrains being developed by the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The hybrid power kit is also adaptable to other electric vehicles, including robots and boats, greatly extending their normal runtimes.
Radio controlled vehicles are a global multi-billion dollar phenomenon involving specialized clubs, racing events, magazines, and a great variety of models and spare parts that can be purchased at model hobby stores. Built to look like real cars, boats or planes, these fast and technically sophisticated machines are no toys. They are built from the ground up by engineering enthusiasts of all ages, and are typically powered by high performance batteries, miniature combustion engines, miniaturized jet engines, and now - hydrogen fuel cells!
While the scientists and engineers at Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies continue to develop real-scale applications of the technology into the future, commercialization has already begun in smaller-scale applications, including toys, hand held electronics, portable generators, and recreational power devices.
The new H-cell 2.0 fuel cell power kit for model scale RC vehicles is being introduced to global hobby enthusiasts this year, starting in Europe with the upcoming June 17 "Mondial du Modelisme" in Paris. (Hall 3 / Booth E5).
About Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Thinking big, yet starting small, Horizon pioneered the sales of next-generation fuel cell power products in small consumer products, while developing larger-scale clean power solutions for practical applications in portable remote power, light-duty transportation and aerospace-defense. With comprehensive technological developments focused on enabling the commercialization of fuel cells Horizon is the first company to bring advanced fuel cell technology out of the laboratories and into the mainstream market. For more information, visit http://www.horizonfuelcell.com