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Hydrogen Powered Cars The Future Of Hybrid Cars
One thing is for certain hydrogen powered cars are becoming increasingly popular through out the world. Some even believe the water powered engine will be the hybrid cars of the future. With many becoming outraged by the current high gas prices.
By: Jason Tyler
There are a number a fuel saving devices currently being built. To convert ones car over to a hydrogen powered car. These are commonly known as hydrogen fuel cell technology. Even though this technology was first developed by Nicola Tesla in the early 1900's. The technology has been well suppressed until now. With the constant media coverage and numerous enthusiast looking to save money at the pump. It is becoming clear that hydrogen cars are the way of the future. Helping to loosen our grips on the need for foreign oil.
There are a few major benefits that come with hydrogen powered cars. By installing a simple easy to build device called a hho generator or hydrogen fuel cell one would get an increase in gas mileage, lower emissions, increase cars performance, receive a nice tax break, and best of all help save the environment. The first glimpse of this new technology was first introduced by Honda back in 2005. Although they did produce a hydrogen fueled car but the car was just a prototype and was never really placed out on the market.
Now with gas prices skyrocketing there are more car manufactures producing these hybrid cars. What is not well known however is the fact any one and everyone can turn their current vehicles in to a hybrid vehicle. Weather that vehicle be a car, truck, diesel, motor cycle, or this technology will even work on lawn equipment. The list goes on and on for what a hydrogen generator can be used on. If there is an internal combustion engine involved a hydrogen generator can be placed on it reaping all the same great benefits.
Hydrogen boosters are the number one selling device currently being used to turn peoples every day vehicles in to hybrid cars. A hydrogen booster is capable of producing 1.5 liters of gas per minute. Most hydrogen boosters can be bought in the price range of $100-250. Although it is possible to build one of these boosters at your home using parts available at any local hardware store. Since the hydrogen booster produces hydrogen gas or also known as hho gas. One might wonder how this is done. The process is really quite simple by using electrolysis it is possible to break down water into its elemental parts. As we all know thats hydrogen and oxygen. This hho gas produced in these hydrogen powered cars helps burn all of the fuel that is inside the chamber instead of wasting almost 40% of the fuel. Which flows right out of the exhaust pipe.
How this all works.
Your cars battery sends power to the two electrodes with in the hydrogen generator. This electricity then separates the hydrogen gas out on the cathode ( negatively charged electrode ) and the oxygen is separated out from the anode ( positively charged electrode ). All this is done using plan water and a 1-3% mixture of electrolyte like potassium hydroxide. Which can be found in many house hold items like baking soda.
For more then a decade now many universities, engineering associates and laboratories have done several test all of which proved that by adding tiny amounts of hydrogen to an internal combustion engine. It will put out fewer emissions, increase performance and increase gas mileage. If this only increased gas mileage by 1-2% it would reduce our yearly consumption of fuel by more the a billion gallons a year. However many are experiencing gains by as much as 116%. Of course this does not mean your vehicle will get that type of increase in gas mileage.
Hydrogen powered cars have been used by many large fleet companies in Japan and parts of California. With the the zero emissions these vehicles are pumping out since its only by product is water vapor. While fossil fueled cars produce many harmful toxins into the air. Since this does also use fossil fuel there will still be some emissions being produced by your vehicle. Although not as much as it would be with out a hydrogen fuel additive. Current fossil fueled cars emit 2.0 billion tons of greenhouse gases every single year. With that number increasing as the population increases. By switching to a hydrogen powered cars we could drastically begin to reduce these emissions.
California is currently leading the race for the infrastructure to hydrogen gas stations. More then 20% of all cars sold in America are bought by Californians. This alone will make a huge impact. Even though the infrastructure isn't everywhere as of yet does not mean people have to sit back and wait. Hydrogen powered cars are on the horizon, people can begin the transition to hybrid gasoline-hydrogen cars and help rid us of our dependence on fossil fuel engines right now. This hydrogen technology has been used for years in the nascar circuit.
It is possible to buy a ready made hydrogen engine kit. Although those kits go for well over 3-400$ at the moment. On the other hand there are many plans available through out the Internet. The plans are currently being sold in the price range of $40-100. By choosing the DIY method a hydrogen booster can be built for less then $50. As difficult as it may sound building a hydrogen booster is relatively easy with the right set of plans. Keep in mind though with out the right set of hydrogen generator plans it can be very dangerous.
The one rule of thumb is to make sure there are no sparks emitting outside of your cell and to make sure your cell is not leaking any gas along its hoses. This does not mean hydrogen boosters are not safe if one ones to get in an accident. The right set of hydrogen gas kit plans show you many safety measures. One of which is installing a in line fuse and a cut of switch under the dash. So that if something where to possible go wrong with the hydrogen cell it is easy to kill the power to the device. No mater how we look at it hydrogen powered cars are the hybrid cars of the future. We all have a chance to start making a change now by installing a hydrogen booster.
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Jason Tyler (Auto Mechanic Team)
Gas Conversion (Hydrogen/HHO Fuel Cell) Expert
As a certified mechanic, I know the ins and outs of cars. I also know how easy it is (or isn't) to perform certain conversions on cars, trucks, and big-rigs.
Ten years ago when I first started experimenting with the different technologies to achieve superior fuel economy, I just took it for granted that getting 50-80 miles per gallon (80 to 129 kilometers) was normal with the water/HHO Energy system installed.