The way gas prices keep going up it would be great if we could pour water in our vehicles and then take them for a drive. Crazy idea, right? Maybe, it isn't such a crazy idea. Water can power a lot of things: you, me, batteries, plants, the list goes on. Why then couldn’t water power a vehicle? Maybe it can and Genepax is working on it.
“Genepax says its new concept car equipped with the company's soon-to-be-patented Water Energy System (WES) can run for up to an hour at 80kph on just 1L of water from any source, including rainwater!” Rainwater? That would mean powering up my car would be free. That sounds nice.
Does Genepax's Water-Powered Car from Japan really work? How? Skeptics think not. I don’t know enough about science or cars to tell you one way or the other, but the general idea behind this water powered car from Genepax is this, water is poured in to the car tank. The energy generator in the car extracts hydrogen from the water as the car is still running. This extraction releases electrons that produce electricity that powers the car. The car continues to run as long as you have water to add to it from time to time.
For more information visit the Genepax website and then take a look at the Reuters Video . Treehugger and a professor doubt water car claims. What do you think? Is it too good to be true? Possibly. You be the judge and feel free to leave your comments below.