Water-Powered Cars Cost $125

Initially announced in February, the H2GO, a solar- and hydrogen-powered remote-controlled car, will reach stores in November, Absolute Gadget announced today. In comparison with standard battery-powered RC cars, this new toy works with solar energy which, according to the same source, can provide an operating time of up to one hour. More importantly, the power station is recharged in no less than 4 minutes, which is a lot faster than regular lithium-ion batteries.

According to manufacturers, the engineers needed no less than 5 years to create a car that provides zero hydrogen emissions without the need for standard batteries. Beside all of these, the aerodynamic design of the car is based on 100 percent environmentally-friendly wheat-based plastics which obviously reduces the total weight of the car to a few hundreds grams.

“This refuelable RC vehicle runs on energy from the sun and water, and combines fuel cells for cruise power, and fast-charge super-capacitors for speed. The result: a fast moving fuel cell car where even the remote does not need any batteries!” the manufacturer described the car.

The basic package will be sold for 80 pounds while the deluxe set, which also includes the solar panel, the hydrogen station, the remote control and the user manual, will be available for about 100 pounds.

“Today marks a new chapter in the global toy market. The H2GO is not only a fascinating miniature-scale, real-working fuel cell powered RC toy that can be refueled using plain water, but marks a change in how the toy industry will need to transform and adapt to a clean energy future,” Michael Cookson, CEO of Corgi International said in February when the parent company first unveiled the car.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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