If you have heard about hydrogen power to boost up your gasoline or diesel engine’s car mileage, now here is something simply amazing – a purely water powered car that being unveiled in Japan. Genepax’s H20 car is capable of running 80km/h and for 1 liter of water, it is enough for providing approximately 1 hour of power for the vehicle.

Yes, the whole engine system is using water as fuel, the energy generator will extracts hydrogen dioxide from water that was filled in the car’s tank and will release electrons to produce enough electric power for running the car.


The basic power generation mechanism of the new system is similar to that of a normal fuel cell, which uses hydrogen as a fuel. According to Genepax, the main feature of the new system is that it uses the company’s membrane electrode assembly (MEA), which contains a material capable of breaking down water into hydrogen and oxygen through a chemical reaction.

A bit difference from previous H20 technology, which is a side energy source for boosting car engine’s power and save more on gasoline or diesel cost, the Genepax H20 vehicle is using simply any kind of water, from its river, rain, sea water or even Japanese tea!

“The main characteristic of this car is that no external input is needed. The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water inside for you to add from time to time,” said Kiyoshi Hirasawa, Chief Executive Officer of Genepax, after he proudly announced the company’s invention.

And according to Hirasawa, Genepax is planning to advertise the car in the G8 Summit in Hokkaido Japan.

However, a bit to our surprise, as Genepax’s website is said going for a shutdown due to large development cost. Wonder if this amazing technology is for real, or is there any ‘political aspect’ behind the slowing down on Genepax’s movement?

[ Source: TreeHuggers ; Reuters ; Genepax ]