A Japanese company claimed in June this year to have constructed the only car that could run on water alone and therefore having a completely environmentally friendly car emitting nil carbon gas emissions and not affecting global warming.
The Genepax company who have built the vehicle claim that it will run for 80km, approx.50 miles, on one litre of water but its only public appearance to date was very amateurishly videoed and can be viewed on Youtube.
So far very few exact details have been released by the company leading to some scepticism about their claims, one detail that has come out is that there is an electric motor involved from which one could assume this could lead to an electrolysis type system.
It may be natural in one way to protect secret company data but in this case Genepax are helping to raise more doubt about their invention by the way they have administered the launch of their so called ground breaking discovery.
You would be forgiven for thinking that a company who must have invested very considerable sums of money into their discovery would also have invested in a website, which nowadays is the quickest way to get any news out to a world wide audience, bit which in this case they did not.
Slightly less contentious is the fact that when Genepax announced the launch of their new product they also announced they had only just applied for a patent. It has always been my belief that when it comes to patents you kept your new idea under your hat until the ink had dried on your patent approval form.
As I am the supreme sceptic, when the above came to my notice I checked around and nearly all the press releases on this subject were dated Friday 13th (of June). An omen? Who knows, but at least it was not April 1st.
Genepax have let it be known that they would not be averse to collaborating with a major Japanese car maker to have their vehicle produced (subject of course that all is well).
How is this news going to change the motor industry, the oil industry, the road haulage industry, perhaps even aviation? Well do not hold your breath as they say. Even if you fancy a new water powered car for yourself there is plenty to consider.
Firstly, how long will it be before these new cars are in the showrooms in abundance, very early estimates say several years and that is if the technology works and is robust enough.
Next, what price, well even if you say $16000 (equal to approx. 8.500 pounds sterling) it is going to take you 5-8 years to pay off the loan, ok you have no fuel costs, but that is a lot of cash to risk on what is as yet untried technology.
If you have already decided to embrace the water/fuel concept, great, you can do so right now without waiting years and with absolute minimal expense. Your present car can be adapted to emit minimal carbon gas emissions, which will be of huge benefit to the global warming problem.
How, install a water to gas fuel conversion system and not only help save the environment but also save yourself a pile of money each time you fill up your tank.
Posted by R Bill Williams