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Corgi International announces H2GO fuel cell powered toy car


February 6, 2008

H2GO hydrogen fuel cell powered radio controlled toy car

H2GO hydrogen fuel cell powered radio controlled toy car

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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.

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Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007. All articles by Noel McKeegan
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