Can Cars Run On Water?
June 16, 2008 5 Comments
Rally Barbados 2008 saw 89 crews entered in this year’s event which is usually billed as the region’s biggest annual international motor sport event . As exciting as motor sport is I sometimes wonder about the gas bill of de fellas cars especially now subsidies have been removed off the gas and diesel.
Which brings me to the above caption. Many of us would have seen on various websites ‘car run on water’ ads which after a curious look was all the attention it got from me. Until I came across a Market Watch video about a Japanese entrepreneur converting a gas driven car to a water driven one and looking to venture into mass production.
Now I don’t know how well that would go down with the oil companies. Not with those billions of dollars of pouring in. I ain’t one of those that think we running out of oil either. Still mass production is a brilliant idea after all green is the buzz word today right?. Oil hitting $200/barrel in the future is enough to make me cringe. Government policy to offer free public transportation giving bajans the chance to put their vehicles down and use only necessary, maybe a long term strategy on DLP part to reduce the import fuel bill. But it would not work if the same buses have to ferry schoolchildren across the island. Then there are routes inadequately served. Need I say more?
Now will Barbados import any of these cars? One certainly may not see these cars in the traditional market but there is always room for the entrepreneur to capitalize in this niche area.
For the DIY souls there are links below and an accompanied video of the water run car.
Now who is brave enough to start the process or let the mechanic do the job for you? Don’t forget to post your results here.