I’ve always wondered why there haven’t been any water-powered cars released. I think it was back in WWII that certain vehicles ran off water due to the short supply of oil. I imagine that it doesn’t behoove certain companies to have people fueling their vehicles from good ol h20.

Anyway – that aside – it turns out that Japan has finally taken the first step, and is releasing a new water-powered car:

Japanese company Genepax presents its eco-friendly car that runs on nothing but water. The car has an energy generator that extracts hydrogen from water that is poured into the car’s tank. The generator then releases electrons that produce electric power to run the car.  The electric powered car can run on any type of water (you can even use tea and soda…etc).  The car can run for an hour at about 50 miles per hour  on just a liter of water; about 2 cans of soda worth.  Genepax, the company that invented the technology, aims to collaborate with Japanese manufacturers to mass produce it.

Interesting stuff, but it does beg the question: How much are these suckers going to cost? Water is a lot cheaper than petrol though, so I imagine it will balance itself out one way or another.

…also, in the picture above; is it me, or does it look like Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th is driving that car?

Ken Eakins

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