Fuel cell-powered RC cars are coming

What's this? A blender, a mouse, a sat-nav and a toy car? Right on one count – it's the latest creation from toymaker Corgi.Dubbed the H2Go, it'

What's this? A blender, a mouse, a sat-nav and a toy car? Right on one count – it's the latest creation from toymaker Corgi.

Dubbed the H2Go, it's a remote control car that's powered by clean-living fuel cells – so no going through enough AA batteries to power most of Wales for this speed demon.

It's been designed by Horizon, the same hydrogen-heads who brought us the non-RC H-Racer.

Power for this latest model comes from an on-board hydrogen fuel cell. It's supplied with all the juice it needs by the, er, blender-shaped object that needs nothing but water and solar energy. The latter is supplied by the sat-nav-looking thingy. Or, if you're feeling less green, you can bypass the solar and go straight to mains.

The 'mouse' acts as the remote control for guiding your car of the future – with a body made from wheat-based derivatives, incidentally – between table legs and past chasing dogs.

It'll only keep going for four to five minutes before spluttering to a halt but, unlike battery-powered 'leccy guzzlers, it can be recharged instantly with another blast from its hydrogen buddy.

As you can see from the renderings it's not actually finished yet, but Corgi reckons it'll be on the shelves later this year. 

Corgi H2Go

Price: £130 (£100 without solar panel)

On sale: 2008

Contact: Horizon Fuel Cell