University of Iowa Students Develop Fuel Cell-powered Toy Car

University of Iowa Students Develop Fuel Cell-powered Toy Car

Local Iowa television news channel KWWL recently reported that students at the University of Iowa have developed a hydrogen fuel cell-powered toy car that is capable of running for three to four hours before refueling.

“It’s probably one of the simplest designs available for a fuel cell,” said University of Iowa chemistry professor Johna Leddy.

According to KWWL, the students said they believe hydrogen-powered automobiles could eventually demonstrate fuel efficiency three times that of standard vehicles, although the necessary technology is more than 15 years away.

(KWWL: 1/27)

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