Brazil: This motorbike runs on WATER!
The Chinese company Qingnian Cars presented a prototype of a vehicle that can travel from 300 to 500 km only on water.
During a demonstration of the car, Qingnian Cars CEO Peng Kyangnian explained that the engine runs on hydrogen, which is formed by a chemical reaction when a catalyst reacts with a mixture of aluminum powder and water. According to the description, the prototype can travel up to 500 km at 300-400 liters of H2O.
The automaker plans to recycle the reagents used in the process.
Peng Kyangnyan added that the cost of operating the transport and the production of new engines will not be high, but did not name the exact amount, citing trade secrets. Long-range test data are also not released..
Photo of Qingnian Cars prototype.
Qingnian Cars has been developing a new technology together with scientists from Hubei University of Technology since 2006.. According to them, transport will be able to use ordinary water, which does not need to be exported, and by-products from the operation of the car do not pollute the environment..
Despite no open demonstration of the prototype, engineers have not yet talked about mass production, and some Chinese have called the development inconclusive due to the lack of evidence of successful long-distance travel..
Major car manufacturers are also gradually moving towards green technologies. By 2039, Mercedes-Benz plans to end sales of vehicles with a traditional combustion engine and fully switch to zero-emission models.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: autocentre, Baidu