Using A Water Fueled Car
Given the inexorable rise in gas prices of late, water as fuel for cars is getting a closer inspection by many people. Despite what the name might suggest, an engine that runs on water wouldn\'t really be running on the water itself, but instead extracting the hydrogen gas from the water to be used as fuel. By using certain specialized equipment, the hydrogen can be separated from the oxygen in water and injected into the car\'s fuel lines.
There are two systems that are most common for utilizing water as fuel for cars. The first system, a hybrid type system supplements your vehicle\'s gasoline fueled engine with hydrogen gas. The second system relies on hydrogen gas production either on board or off-vehicle.
Vehicles with hybrid hydrogen gas fueling systems help to reduce the amount of gasoline usage. They act as an additive to the fuel, just as you see other additives in some gasoline. This extends the miles per gallon you will get from your car and reduces vehicle emissions because hydrogen mixed fuel is cleaner burning than unaltered fuel. Hydrogen gas emits only water vapor when it is burned with oxygen.
Kits that can convert water into fuel can cost anywhere from under one hundred dollars to several thousands. These kits vary from easy to follow plans to build your own system with auto parts and hardware store items to elaborate kits that come complete with everything needed for the conversion process. A high-end water as fuel for cars system would completely convert your automobile to hydrogen fuel. A system like that would be costly and complicated to install, but it would also mean no more high gas prices and visits to the gas station. This kind of fuel system requires more space to install in the vehicle because it has a larger water holding tanks or will require installing fuel cells with on-board hydrogen processing equipment.
If you live near a facility that produces hydrogen, such as a hydrogen fuel station or production plant, you can get a system that has a tank where you can pump in hydrogen gas. These facilities do the work of converting water into hydrogen fuel, so you don\'t have to extract the hydrogen yourself.
Auto manufacturers like as Honda and BMW will likely feature storage tanks for extra water as fuel for cars as hydrogen fueling systems are not very common. These new hydrogen/gasoline hybrid systems will actually be the same type of gasoline engines currently in use that will be modified to allow the use of hydrogen gas as fuel.
The water as fuel for cars technology or the creating of hydrogen gas as a fuel, has existed for over one hundred of years and has been used in many different devices. It is even used in outer space. Due to various technical complications and the relative ease that existed in finding oil for gasoline, not much effort has been put into hydrogen gas technology. Given the finite nature of oil and the increase in fuel prices this could very well change in the next few years. It will be many years before hydrogen filling stations dot the nation, but you can fuel your car with water for gas technology right now.