Want to turn your gas-guzzler into a water-powered car? So do thousands of people. A couple of days ago I blogged about a company called Hydrogen Power International that says they are using aluminum plus a catalyst to create a future water-powered car.
So, with hydrogen cars coming to age in the public’s awareness, I started thinking (oh, there I go again!) about where one might find early commercial advertisements concerning hydrogen cars that are available now. And, then I though, why not Ebay?
So, I performed a search on Ebay for “hydrogen cars” in order to see if there were actually any hits. Wa-la! There were 29 hits. I decided to go the cheapest route possible and an ad stating, “Hydrogen Water Powered Car – It Works & It’s So Simple” caught my eye. For fun, I plunked down the $2.99 for plans and diagrams of “How To Convert Your Car or Truck to Run Using Ordinary Tap Water!”
In an email, I received a zipped file with the instructions and diagrams on how to build a water fuel system to attach to any car or vehicle so that it can run using only water. I’ll save you the trouble and expense since all of the information I received is actually posted on the Internet at this link.
The plans defy the conventional wisdom concerning electrolysis and claim to use only a fraction of the energy to produce hydrogen than a normal electrolysis machine.
The inventor of the water-powered car designs died from poisoning in 1998. Apparently, this has led to a slew of conspiracy theories about “Who killed the water-powered car.”
So far, there are no known cases of anyone using these instructions to create a water-powered car.
But, I’ll let you make the call – hoax or not?