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Horizon’s Hydrogen Car

Horizon’s fuel cells enable the world’s first affordable hydrogen car!

DV531697A new generation of fuel cells developed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has enabled the world’s first low-cost and practical hydrogen car. The top secret UK development unveiled June 16 2009 in London is a two-seater zero emissions hydrogen-electric city car with an expected fuel consumption equivalent to 250 miles per gallon (US), four to five times better than today’s best available hybrid electric vehicles. What’s more, this innovative car could be made available to consumers for just £200 ($315) per month.

Developed by Riversimple, the small city car integrates a 6kW fuel cell from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. The vehicle maximizes energy efficiency by utilizing lightweight composite materials, eliminating heavy mechanical components, and by networking fuel cells with ultracapacitors and 60% regenerative braking energy into one symbiotic system. The result is ground-breaking: 240 miles (390 km) can be traveled on one small tank of hydrogen weighing only 2.2 lbs (1 kilogram).

automotive04A revolutionary development that can change the global auto industry:

# The car integrates 5 new technologies including regenerative braking, electric hub motors, fuel cells, and more
# The income is different from other car companies: leasing rather than selling.
# The company is different: all stakeholders are equal partners, rather than just the founder and investors.
# Designing is different: published on the web for anyone to collaborate and build under an open source license.
# Production will be different: Riversimple will be one producer among many.

The Riversimple car will be commercialized internationally using an “open-source” production model inspired by the software industry, creating new entrepreneurial possibilities around the world and the promise of car manufacturing jobs within the communities where the vehicle is used. Because the car can be produced and maintained locally, the carbon footprint associated to century-old models of centralized car manufacturing and distribution is also significantly reduced.

This site also has science kits, educational kits, and all kinds of fuel cells. I must say, it has a lot of potential.

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17 Responses to “Horizon’s Hydrogen Car”

  1. pligg.com Says:

    Horizon’s Hydrogen Car…

    A new generation of fuel cells developed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has enabled the world’s first low-cost and practical hydrogen car. The top secret UK development unveiled June 16 2009 in London is a two-seater zero emissions hydrogen-electr…

  2. Karen Says:

    I think I might be claustrophobic in that. I’d hate to be beside a semi in that.

  3. vein Says:

    I love the idea, but driving a small car in the middle of the US is pretty terrifying. The first step might be to get people out of gas guzzling trucks!
    .-= vein´s last blog ..Cosmetic Plumping =-.

  4. Diane Scott Says:

    Was hoping it was $315 LOL (one time) now THAT would be worth risking the Las Vegas traffic and the semi’s LOL!
    .-= Diane Scott´s last blog ..Alternate Ways to Make Money Online =-.

  5. Diane Scott Says:

    Oh and Retweeted you 🙂
    .-= Diane Scott´s last blog ..Free Laptops Given Away Daily =-.

  6. christina Says:

    I really want a “green” car next time.
    .-= christina´s last blog ..Together Forever! =-.

  7. wilson Says:

    It’s a very innovative concept, Linda. However, where we should find the hydrogen refill stations, if the car is running out of hydrogen in the middle of highways?
    .-= wilson´s last blog ..The Difference Between Brown Sugar and White Sugar! =-.

  8. ALS of Nevada Says:

    I want one of those but not sure if I could drive in the city with it or not.

  9. whamx.com Says:

    Horizon’s Hydrogen Car | Forced Green…

    A new generation of fuel cells developed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has enabled the world’s first low-cost and practical hydrogen car….

  10. ConnieFoggles Says:

    I’ve seen people drive electric cars in small communities. This car unfortunately wouldn’t be worth it for that. But think about motorcycles sharing the road with cars and large trucks. They do it!

  11. //pburgess.net » Hydrogen car to be ‘open source’ Says:

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