Gas prices have risen, and risen, and risen again, till right now $4 is almost a nasty truth. By the day more billions in income are being made by the oilmen, while ordinary folk find it increasingly hard to put gas in the tank and generally sweat at stretching their budgets to previously unheard of limits. Does a motor vehicle specifically have to run on gasoline, or can it be adapted to another, improved method?
Because of the potentially harmful impact on oil profits, a lot of promising alternatives have not got beyond the testing phase. Every time you stop at the gas pump and also see the dollar total climb, you probably curse scientists for not having found a better and cheaper way to power cars. Have you noticed the ads on the Internet about a car that can run on water? A terrible joke – or perhaps reality? Water includes hydrogen, and a few visionary car manufacturers are doing R&D on cars powered by hydrogen.
As we know from nature, water is a literal powerhouse, so visualizing a car run on the conversion of hydrogen and oxygen through water pressure is not that difficult. Because the public is not aware of cars like this, it seems a dream – but don’t be fooled, they exist right now. Before the electric car came to be used by the public,it was more than twenty years. Currently, there is more than a year’s waiting list for the Smart Car of America, which runs solely on electric energy. It’s dead certain that gasoline cars certainly are a hangover from the past – people would like something else.
Once upon a time fuel was a cheap kind of energy for the car, and natural gas for the household. The price of both forms of energy has increased on a constant basis, while simultaneously pollution has increased dramatically. The guys who get blamed a lot, because they drew our focus to the problem, are the environmentalists, but in reality we should thank them because our air is a lot better than it would have been otherwise. They made sure that the world’s supply of air and water stayed relatively clean, but had to put up with name-calling and ridicule in the process. Because of them, gas runs cleaner once ethanol is added to it. However, already astronomical oil prices keep climbing and more has to be done, especially because the majority of our oil is sourced from abroad.
If a car that runs on hydrogen and the burning of oxygen became a reality, that would lessen our dependence on foreign oil suppliers and possibly produce that blissful state where we didn’t need them at all. Does it seem too good to be real to use regular tap water to run your car? Experiments are presently being conducted on cars powered by way of hydrogen, by both Chevy and Ford motor companies. Expect a massive waiting list as soon as their hydrogen-powered vehicles are finally introduced, many years from now.