Water-Powered Car Improves Efficiency by 30%

In the last couple of years, the economic recession, together with the nature's need for less-polluting technologies, convinced carmakers that it's time to pay more attention to alternative fuel that would not only protect the environment, but would also cost less. As a result, the auto world is now seeing more and more electric cars and hybrid vehicles, most of them combining a gasoline engine with an electric motor, or using the latter as the standalone source of power.

But 19-year-old James Tuchel from Grand Bahama tried something else. And he pretty much managed to do it, as far as we're concerned. He developed a hybrid that uses water to cut fuel consumption. The system is a bit complicated but, in the end, the results are pretty amazing: an efficiency boost of up to 30 percent, as
Tuchel himself revealed.

So, the soon-to-be an intern of Renault Formula 1 Racing team took a 1997 Hyundai Elantra and modified it to work with regular water. In just a few words, the system uses 12V electrical energy from the battery and separates the elements in the water into different particles, Hydrogen and Oxygen. The latter is then mixed with gasoline before it enters the engine, thus improving combustion.

The results were, as we said, amazing: a 30 percent fuel economy, as the reported.

So, what's next? Well, it appears Tuchel is already working on a car propelled exclusively by water, but more details will be released sometimes in the future. In the meantime, maybe carmakers around the world can actually learn something...
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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