It looks like the Japanese have it! See the video: they've built the water car!

Adelaide, Australia
September 29, 2010 2:05am CST
I know this is old news, but it seems relevant to today's energy - hungry, car dependent world. This prototype travels for one hour on one liter of salt or fresh water at speeds of up to 80kph or 50mph! http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=84561 Who could do with one of those, eh?
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Sep 10
Hydrogen powered vehicles have been around for a while. If the governments were serious about moving into renewable clean energies, then we would already be able to buy these cars. The oil companies have too much power at the moment so I cannot see these coming into mass production any time soon, but it is definitely the way to go when it comes to vehicles. They seem to me to be better than electric cars as electric cars still rely mainly on their power coming from fossil fuels unfortunately. That is another area where the technology exists to go green on a massive scale, but the coal industry is unfortunately too powerful as well.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Oct 10
The crap will hit the fan eventually. It is only a matter of time before we run out of oil and coal. Those who have the knowledge and know how to live a sustainable lifestyle will benefit the most. Tesla was a man way before his time. I know a bit about him but I would like to learn more. He came up with some great stuff, much of which was only discovered in later years. And what about Rudolf Diesel? He invented the diesel engine to run on vegetable oils, not the petrol based diesel fuel that we have today. He mysteriously disappeared and then the oil companies took hold of his technology. Hmmm! Thanks for the BR my friend!
• Adelaide, Australia
16 Oct 10
Yeah, it's sad what happened & is still happening to inventors. I have a huge list of conspiracy stories. It's not just what happened to these inventors in the end, but ever since publicizing / demonstrating their invention, they really cop it for the rest of their existence from that point onwards. Mr Diesel went broke trying to defend himself in a huge number of court cases, was discredited & copied for others to reap the rewards of his genius. Tesla's work is being carried on today in a very practical sense, particularly by John Bedini who refuses to go through the conventional patenting process & has published a book of free energy generation circuits & schematics that people can build for themselves. It's also available from the State Library in Brisbane & Sydney. Don't try to order it yet, because I have the Brisbane copy :-). I'm building Bedini's Monopole Generator as we speak, with support from the associated yahoo group, which you can also look up & join if you're into that sort of thing. Hydrogen is a bit unsafe due to storage difficulties, but the best application I've come across is to use a cheap Hydrogen-On-Demand Kit from various companies like in the link below. There's also a how-to-build site that shows you how cheap & simple it is & it only takes a minute to hook up or unhook from the car. http://ozhydrocar.com/hydrocharger_kits.htm The BR was earned well, but I'm still making you work for it :-)
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 Oct 10
I do try to be organised. I bookmark so many sites that it is the only way that I can find them again. I bookmarked Tom Bearden's website as well. There seems to be a lot of links there that could keep me reading for weeks! I just joined a Bedini group "Congratulations, you are now a member of the group Bedini_SG!" Is this the right one?
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
29 Sep 10
now this is my kind of car. I wonder how much it cost?.....with my luck tho i'd run out of water and have forgotten to bring more then what haha..thanks for bringing this to my attention. I hope it makes it to the USA!!!!!...HI THERE BY THE WAY LOL
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• Adelaide, Australia
1 Oct 10
Thanks for being the first to respond :-) Here's a Hiiii coming right back at ya :-) Yeah, it might be tricky going inland. I've noticed that service stations down here have tap water for free, but one would have to plan each trip. I guess it's a step in the right direction. There's also the problem of bringing extra water along for the trip which might also cut holes in performance, efficiency, etc. It could start off just rolling out of the driveway, but going like a rocket near the end of the trip! I hope that it becomes available everywhere at an affordable price too. I couldn't quite make out the company's website stuck on the car at various places, but that's probably the place to go for all the latest & for prices. Maybe you could do a better job at finding it than me? This video is straight off Reuters news site. Cheers :-)
@buenavida (8195)
• Sweden
29 Sep 10
Great invention, looks like it really works! We will wait for new information - I wonder what the oil company owners will say?? Next move would be to make the cars in a soft material that floats on water. Then nobody would get hurt in an accident and the car would be a great boat too.. Even I would start thinking of buying such a car..
• Adelaide, Australia
1 Oct 10
Thanks! I made it myself :-). Just kidding. I'm surprised the oil companies haven't sabotaged this one somehow! Any chance you could find out the company's website that's stuck on the car in the video? That would give us all the latest on everything from production through to pricing. Any bids? What would you pay for one of these? That's an excellent idea of yours. How about that foam that they make kick-boards out of? That would negate accident insurance then too & we'd all have more money in our pockets. Maybe they could also make a hovercraft which can suck up the water & use it on demand? Oh this is good! Maybe we could work for them :-). That way, we'd get employee discounts & do our own maintenance & the benefits would be endless! Thanks for stopping by :-)
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@buenavida (8195)
• Sweden
2 Oct 10
Yeah, let´s start inventing.. Big inventions have always started with thoughts and dreams. We just have to start somewhere, and why not collect ideas from our myLot friends?? We might find someone who really could realize this. With today´s technology and so many skilled people it would be possible to make it work!! The oil companies have a lot of resources and money, so they could be interested in making this kind of vehicles instead of having to clean up all leaking oil that destroys the environment.. Who will be the one who starts the process?? You, my friend??
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
the idea sounds promising, but i'm a bit skeptic about what it said when any kind of water can be used. water in itself is already corrosive, how much more sea water? and how about this thought, can we use sewage as fuel?its still part water anyway..:) im not against this at all though. i really love the idea,its a very environment friendly car.
• Adelaide, Australia
1 Oct 10
Yeah, I agree. There are many questions about the whole thing that could (& should) be raised. Because this link is from Reuters News website, I couldn't catch the full link that's stuck on the car in white lettering, or I would have posted that here instead. I guess when we know more about it, it may answer some of our questions. I think it specifies either salt or fresh water, so it seems that the car isn't really all that picky about what sort of H2O it gets. Hopefully the designers would have given some thought to corrosion. I wonder then if we could use sewage to power it? It would save on finding a toilet before pulling over when one had to go! Maybe it would bugger up the filters & diaphragms though & may even smell! Imagine the poor people doing a routine maintenance job on the car! We really need to get more alternative energy ideas posted here & force people to start thinking about investing in these sorts of things.
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@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
well i know that there is a water powered car but i dont know if its the same technology.
• Adelaide, Australia
1 Oct 10
Right here's the place to post the website, if you have it. Do you know which country makes it? Or the name of the company? Or the name of the designer? If you know any key words, we could all help you search for it :-). I guess there are many different principles one could use when it comes to water. I wonder if this one comes with a means of capturing & using or storing the rain that falls on it? I couldn't catch the website of the company that's stuck in white lettering on the car in the video. The link was off Reuters News website. I'm not even sure how old it is, but I could check the properties in the link. Do you know if your water powered car is in production yet? Keep us posted :-)