Water-Powered Car Demonstrated in Japan (Video)

Water-Powered Car Demonstrated in Japan (Video)


A full two years ago, I wrote about a prototype car that runs on water. Since then, no updates have come from the developer and we’re not entirely sure if it was just a hoax all along. For this time around, we see another car that is powered completely by good old H2O and it emits absolutely no pollution whatsoever.

Developed by Genepax in Japan, this commuter vehicle is able to travel at 80km/h for one hour on just a single litre of water. The concept is much the same as other fuel cell vehicles, except you don’t need to feed the car with straight hydrogen. The Water Energy System (WES) and Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) are used to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in water. Details are slim by they say this is accomplished through some sort of chemical reaction.

Genepax is currently shopping around its technology to various automakers, so we’re not sure when (and if) these water-powered cars will ever make it into production.