The Fuel-Cell Car—for Kids

The H-racer toy car from China's Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is just the thing for children who want to play "green"

The low-slung, aerodynamic toy car runs fast. Inside its silver and transparent body is a small blue balloon and a blue chip. What makes the toy called the H-racer special is that it isn't powered by your usual alkaline batteries, but by an emerging green technology: the fuel cell. While fuel-cell-powered vehicles may be years or even decades away on a mass scale, a mini-version is about to arrive at your kids' playground. And perhaps not surprisingly, given the mainland's massive toy industry, it hails from China.

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