Friday, June 13, 2008

Beyond Day Dreams...
Osaka Witnesses Debut of the Water Powered Car


--science + technology + innovation--

Water powered cars. Yes you read it right. Not something out of a Sci Fi 70's flick, nor just the day dream of millions of cost conscious consumers struggling to fill up their tanks - the Genepax car water powered car is as real as the gas price nightmare.

The Genepax came unveiled in Osaka Japan on Thursday, making headlines as potentially one of the most earth and cost friendly cars to ever "potentially" hit the market. The little Smart Car look alike is a 300 W and takes about 2.1 pints of water (that's any kind..rain, river, sea, tea, let your imagination go here), and will get you where you need to go for about an hour at roughly 50mi.

"The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water to top up from time to time,
" Genepax CEO Kiyoshi Hirasawa told local broadcaster TV Tokyo. "It does not require you to build up an infrastructure to recharge your batteries, which is usually the case for most electric cars," he added.

If the Eco-friendliness of the Genepax doesn't sell you on it - maybe the $5000 price tag will. Cheap, and good - Genepax might not come fast. The company is in the process of getting a patent and is in negotiations with Japanese manufacturers. For now we can just day dream as we fill up our thirsty, pricey gas guzzlers.

Here is a video report on Genepax, courtesy of Reuters:





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