Tuesday 4 December 2007
The Hydrogen Generating Car
This is the hydrogen-powered car that uses an on-board reversible Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell to conduct the entire hydrogen-generating and electrolytic process. Considered to be the future of hydrogen power, PEM fuel cells require minimal warm-up time, produce virtually no heat, and have a high power-to-weight ratio, ensuring efficient use and less wear on system components. The car's reversible fuel cell uses distilled water and an electrical charge from the included solar panel to perform a 10-minute electrolytic process; hydrogen and oxygen atoms are extracted from the water and stored in separate tanks at the rear of the car.
The hydrogen is slowly released to the PEM fuel cell where it reacts with oxygen to generate e lectricity that propels the car's motor and illuminates the blue LED lights. When the car encounters an obstacle, it will automatically stop, turn towards an unobstructed path, and continue driving forward. Includes a battery back (requires two AA batteries) for use when the solar panel is impractical. 6" L x 3" H x 2" W. (3 lbs.)