I’ve talked about hydrogen generators for cars many times over the past year. It’s no secret that these kinds of hydrogen gas saver devices have drawn much criticism from those who say they simply can’t work (and provide no hands-on evidence of their claims).
With the gasoline prices going down in the past few months, the interest in hydrogen generators for cars and trucks has waned a bit. Until now. Recently, with the new year upon us, there has been a resurgence in interest in HHO boosters for cars, trucks and other vehicles that will reduce both emissions and fuel consumption.
Take for instance the Modern Technology Corporation’s Gen H hydrogen generator system that is said to increase gas mileage between 10 to 50-percent in cars and light trucks. The hydrogen on demand device can be retrofitted onto any vehicle according to the manufacturer.
World Energy has created what they are calling the “World’s first tri-brid motor vehicle” by using their HHO system on a hybrid car. The test vehicle, a Ford Hybrid Escape SUV can run on gasoline, battery power or may be supplemented with hydrogen on demand. Of course this isn’t a true tri-brid since the vehicle cannot run on hydrogen alone, but aside from the marketing hype the promise of reduced fuel consumption and emissions is there.
Another company called the Hydrogen Hybrid Corporation that is publically traded on the OTC (symbol: HYDB) is also taking orders for the Hydrogen 8x Mega Fuel Cell System for class 8 semi trucks. The company also makes the Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell System for cars and light trucks and claims this system can increase gas mileage by between 30 to 100-percent.
While the technology from these companies looks promising, a person also needs to practice a bit of caution and due diligence when dealing with what can be a costly investment in this emerging automotive technology. For instance, checking out return policy, warranty parameters and asking for a list of happy customers one can call are all part of due diligence that will benefit the consumer.
The market for hydrogen generators for cars is bound to rebound as gasoline prices once again rise. For those with mechanical inclinations and an entrepreneurial spirit this may be the time to start getting involved in this underdeveloped marketplace.