Water-fuelled car have not really invaded the market, but it’s undeniable that they are a thing. The speculations of making the running of car cheaper, more efficient, and more environment friendly, are being made since 1996, but it still has not become dominant.
According to the researchers, the energy from water is gathered through the process of electrolysis. The process uses energy to split the water molecules (H2O) into the component elements of Hydrogen and Oxygen. Hydrogen then, is used to power the engine of the car.
Many experts, however, have denied the possibility of this process being environment friendly as a higher amount of energy is required for electrolysis and the process emit various greenhouse gases which are harmful for the environment. Unfortunately, there has not come up any technology as of yet, which can solve this problem.
Seeing the hiked prices of petrol and diesel however, who doesn’t want to believe in the existence of water-fuelled car, which will cost a negligible amount to run?
Markani, from Madhya Pradesh, thought of such a car, which runs on water and calcium carbide. He has filed for a patent for the technology, and everyone is looking up to it.
Before this, efforts towards a car running on water was made by the Japanese company Genepax, which thought of an electric car running on not just water, but even on tea. The company was closed in 2009.