From AP via the New York Times:
It’s a dream that’s been pursued for years by governments, energy companies and automakers so far without success: Mass-producing affordable hydrogen-powered cars that spew just clean water from their tailpipes. So Shanghai’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies decided to start small. Really small.
This month, it will begin sales of a tiny hydrogen fuel-cell car, complete with its own miniature solar-powered refueling station. The toy is a step toward introducing the technology to the public and making it commercially viable.
“Public awareness and education are the first steps toward commercialization,” said Horizon founder Taras Wankewycz, 32. “We want to make sure this technology gets adapted globally.” [Full Text]
See also Washington Post’s “Import Veteran Plans to Bring Chinese-Made Hydrogen Cars to U.S.” and TreeHugger’s “China Revs Up in the Hydrogen Race”