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Car that runs on Water ONLY!
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Posted 7/11/08 , edited 7/11/08
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1XD4i7OMtpI

I also heard that the first inventor of water powered cars was a filipino, NOT the japanese. A filipino already invented this in the 70s.
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Posted 7/11/08

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nortonpang wrote:

Awesome....this could seriously be the solution to global warming!! XD


Global warming does NOT exist


maybe not, but something is causing the northpole to melt. less than 20 years and it will be gone completely.


The earth changes temperature constantly on average. There is not only temp rise or decrease.
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the posts comment ends with:

Some people have reacted with disbelief and questioned the car’s legitimacy, claiming that the technology appears to violate the First Law of Thermodynamics .

Genepax is reportedly in the midst of filing a patent for its groundbreaking technology.

Without more in-depth details, we can’t say for sure if the car is too good to be true, but this will certainly be something worth watching for in the coming months.


Until we see more details on what they are actually doing, I would think this is another hoax . They are no way the first people to claim to make a water powered car (via extracting hydrogen, usually by electrolysis) and they wouldn't be the first to turn out to be a hoax.

the whole "violating the first law of thermodynamics" thing is in regards to the fact that extracting hydrogen from water requires more energy than that freed hydrogen can produce.

The rest of the scientific world has realized this basic law of physics and has pursued other venues, such as Fuel Cells. Fuel cells operate on the opposite principle. Your car runs around with a tank already filled with hydrogen, and the fuel cell converts the hydrogen directly into electricity and water. (this is more energy efficient, not to mention environmentally friendly, than combusting the hydrogen directly) You could even make your own hydrogen from water at home. Unlike the other "water powered car" hoaxes, this doesn't break any laws of physics because you are converting water into hydrogen using your homes power, and then transferring the hydrogen into your car. The "extra work" is being done at home rather than "on the fly" in your car.
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Posted 7/11/08
When I read the title I instantly thought of Hyde from That 70's Show.

Anyways, sounds interesting. I wonder if there will ever be high performance water powered cars.
Just don't see it happening.
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Posted 7/12/08
And yet, people complain about water shortages.
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Posted 7/30/08
I love cars that run on water...
My dad and I are constructing one this summer...
The hard part is making a fuel cell that produces enough HHO gas... OMG SO HARD
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If that thing shows up...the world economy is gonna drop like crazy and btw we don't have to worry about rising water level when the icebergs melt...jz put the extra wter to power ur vehicle...
That's COOL!!!
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Jay5443 wrote:

If that thing shows up...the world economy is gonna drop like crazy and btw we don't have to worry about rising water level when the icebergs melt...jz put the extra wter to power ur vehicle...
That's COOL!!!


Uh where do you think the water goes once it leaves your exhaust pipe.
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richiiieee wrote:

Water is cheaper than gas so I need one...


soda is cheaper than water so we need a soda powered car
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Posted 8/9/08

JohnR32 wrote:

wow, thats clever. the only thing is what was wrong with hydrogen fuel batteries?


well imagen a mini nuclear explosion. Hydrogen fuel are capable of that destruction when it become unstable.
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JohnR32 wrote:

wow, thats clever. the only thing is what was wrong with hydrogen fuel batteries?


well imagen a mini nuclear explosion. Hydrogen fuel are capable of that destruction when it become unstable.


How so does hydrogen fuel "become" unstable?
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Posted 8/9/08
Ha that means this car can run on our piss!
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Posted 8/9/08 , edited 8/9/08

JohnR32 wrote:


akarioutook wrote:


JohnR32 wrote:

wow, thats clever. the only thing is what was wrong with hydrogen fuel batteries?


well imagen a mini nuclear explosion. Hydrogen fuel are capable of that destruction when it become unstable.


How so does hydrogen fuel "become" unstable?


lol dont tell me to go technical i dont know crap about hydrogen fuel. I just read an article about hydrogen fuel can be become unstable. hmmm.....if have seen the latest terminator movie they will show an example of an unstable hydrogen fuel exploding.

Edit- i found an article that will back up my statement . Article extracted from- http://hydrogenfuelenergies.com/

"The current problems with these hydrogen power cells are numerous. They do not produce power on a cost-effective basis. They have not proven to be particularly durable, which means the need to replace them fairly frequently runs up the cost of owning them. A practical, but significant, problem is how to store and provide the hydrogen to users on a daily basis. Hydrogen can be unstable, which makes for big, pretty and expensive bangs. Most of these problems, however, will be overcome as technology progresses."


Ha that means this car can run on our piss!


that maybe true hehehe meaning during a long trip i can both take a leak and top up fuel in my car FOR FREE! rather than paying an expensive petrol duty to the UK goverment.
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This car would cause more of a hazard to "global warming" than SUVs. First: Building the Car-it will take more fuel just to make all the parts to create a H2O fuel vehicle than making a regular car. Second: Transportation-not just transporting the vehicle from Japan, but the parts to make the car. The parts to make a H2O car are fragile. Forth: TOO EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR.

What I'm wondering is when they mean "any kind of water," does this mean you can PEE in the car? Hey! Everyone needs to pee on a long drive, why not make a car that runs on pee? Some cars run on poo.


lol, mass quantities of wild assumptions detected.

-there's no way you know how much it cost from that article, or how much resource is needed to build it. (and irrc, the car it's based on is a production car)
-they don't have to manufacture it in japan and import it all over
-too expensive to repair? it's a prototype, the cost of the production ones are unknown.

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Posted 8/9/08
Be prepared to pay an arm and and a leg.

If anyone has some spare, I'd like to borrow.

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