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Running Your Automobile On Water: Conversion Vs. Pure?

Aug 21, 2008
There are two separate types of hydrogen powered cars. The first is the conversion type. This is where a gas engine is converted through the installation of a hydrogen generator to allow for water to be used to replace some of the fuel for the vehicle.

It does not replace all of the fuel and so the cost effectiveness and the environmental impact is not as great as if you were looking at an entirely running a car on water option such as the fully hydrogen-based engine.

This does not mean that pure hydrogen engines are better than conversion types. Hydrogen powered cars are still relatively new and as a result, relatively expensive. This makes them out of reach for a vast majority of the population.

As a result, the conversion option usually attracts more attention despite that fact that it costs a bit more in regards to using gas and produces emissions which are nothing more than harmless water vapor.

With a conversion all you need to do is to place the hydrogen generator onto the engine and set it up according to the instructions to ensure that there is a proper mix in the engine, and then you are all set.

It costs only a few hundred dollars at the most, and oftentimes pays for itself within the first couple of weeks of using it. The downsides are that you are using gas even with the hydrogen, so you do still need to fill up though not as often.

In fact, you may get an additional half to full tank out of each time you fill up! You also will still be putting greenhouse gases into the environment, though these are significantly reduced when using a conversion run car on water option.

There are a number advantages and disadvantages when it comes to using conversion and pure hydrogen generators on vehicles. It is important to decide which you prefer and consider the impact and costs involved in each of your choices.

This is important because these are some of the deciding factors when it comes to determining which is better a pure hydrogen based system or a converted system.

If you are looking at pure systems, they run completely on water and they emit nothing but water vapor into the environment. This makes them cheap when it comes to fuel and makes them highly environmentally friendly. They are however, very expensive and highly new to the market.

When it comes to converted systems, you can either build your own generator or purchase a conversion kit. Either way, you will be spending only a few hundred dollars at the most for supplies or kit options for a single generator.

You are still going to be using gas rather than water, but you will be spending less and the overall cost is significantly less than purchasing a new vehicle.

You can pay for the conversion within the space of just a few weeks. You are extending the life of your tank of gas while reducing your emissions all the while.
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