British start-up company Voller Energy launches its portable fuel cell, the VE100, in January next year, with product design by Therefore. Billed as the world’s first hand portable fuel cell system, the VE100 is a generator and battery recharger. The product is likely to launch to a specialist audience, including the military, says Therefore managing director Graham Brett, although a broader consumer roll-out is planned. The pyramid-shaped product features a handle designed to swivel 180 degrees to reveal plugs and sockets, which are protected from the elements when the handle is up.
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