Japanese company produces water powered car

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    Seems to me that there's no reason such a vehicle couldn't work in principle.

    The moving vehicle generates electicity which breaks down the water, then the hydrogen it breaks out of the water molecule makes it go vroom! (only it'll probably sound more like eeeeeeeeee!)

    There is an economy after hydrocarbons, if we can just get the oiliocracy out of power.
     
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    Now I'm no scientiest, but considering that water vapor is a green-house gas, wouldn't water-powered cars be just as bad? Water-vapor absorbs more heat than CO2. And honestly, people are already fighting over water to drink. I personally, don't care to start fighting over water to fuel my car. I'm not sure of the logistics of this water-powered car, but I would put some serious consideration on it before jumping in... just my feeling.
     
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    If there is something to this, can you imagine? These guy better keep their technology close to the vest otherwise Exxon or Shell will show up at their door. They have gotten used to their blotted profits and certainly don't want to see anything that might stop the flow of money.

    The environmental affects of water as fuel could be more profound that the food shortage we are seeing now.
     
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    Cathode + anode + water, -> hydrogen + oxygen

    In other news, someone found a car that runs on no fuel whatsoever: it just needs a very large slope to run down.
     
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    Getting the "oilicrats" to let go of their trillions will be the challenge. They are probably plotting a take over of this Japanese company right now.
     
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    Guess who has more fresh water than any other country in the world?
     
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    Thought just occured to me.

    In order to run on H2O it has to be distilled water.

    Also there's the question of what the effect of huge amounts of O2 would be on the atmosphere, too.

    Because 02 would be the by product of breaking down those molecules would it not?

    200,000,000 vehicles spewing flammable o2 into the atmosphere?

    Sounds like that's a problem waiting to manifest to me.

    The solution is STILL solar, folks.
     

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