|The background idea|
The H2 project is the result of a bit of craziness, the desire to fulfil a childhood dream and barely disguised ambition.
The project aims to drive a VW Beetle all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sacramento, California in a in search of adventure of the least-polluting kind.
Iíve decided to travel across Latin America because it is a unique opportunity for me to discover a part of the world that Iíve always wanted to know better, especially its music, its colours and its people.
Even better, Iím doing it in a fun way, my arse comfortably (?) set in the seat of a Volkswagen beetle.
Besides having fun en route the H2 Project has a serious purpose, the main goal being to raise public awareness about cleaner and greener alternative fuels for cars and to persuade governments of the urgent need to develop them for the mainstream market.
The H2 Project derives its name from the chemical formula of hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future. In line with this the H2 Project is a quest for the best clean, renewable and economical fuel available.
With my own car, I initially intended to convert the engine to work with hydrogen, however experiences and further studies have led him to change this mind and seek to acquire an electric engine.
I now aim, through the H2 project, to share my experiences and proposed solutions with whoever cares for the earth and wishes to do something about it.
For any out there who are still sat on the sofa, have a read of "To breath and die " by Mema, a member of the H2 Project team.
Follow me in my adventures and donít hesitate to take part in them yourselves by letting me know your own experiences of using hydrogen/electricity-fuelled vehicles or travelling across Latin America, whether it be from in front of a computer screen or behind the steering wheel.