Toyota are looking to help develop young minds with their newest project; working with high school students in California to bring remote-control race car concepts to life. Working with the Horizon Educational Group, Toyota have organised a competition that teaches high school students how to build mini hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles, and then race them.

Named the Hydrogen Horizon Automobile Challenge, Toyota have started working with ten Los Angeles County and ten Orange County high schools for the project. The aim of the competition will be to produce teaching materials related to renewable-energy technologies, in the hope of inspiring young people to continue to better the environment.

Toyota have a long and successful history of producing innovative electric and hybrid cars that have achieved success across the globe. The Toyota Prius is currently in its fourth generation, and has options for a complete plug-in version as well. You can explore the impressive hybrid range at Lancaster Toyota today.

Toyota also has a wider goal in mind with the project, hoping to encourage high school students into the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This encouragement toward the sciences brings more opportunities to those who would not normally consider a career in these fields, and Toyota is at the heart of projects to encourage those of all backgrounds to achieve their dreams.

The first race between the students has been scheduled for March 2017, where students from across the twenty schools will compete with their very own hydrogen fuel-cell creation. These efforts come about just as Toyota is boosting exposure for the Mirai, their first ever mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that can go as far as 300 miles on a full tank. We can only hope the students’ RC cars perform that well.