Mass production still many years away
By Chowa Choo
Epoch Times Sweden Staff / Jun 20, 2008
Water as its only fuel? Genepax claims the proof will be forthcoming. (Genepax)
Japanese firm Genepax recently presented a ground-breaking water-driven energy system and demonstrated its ability to power an electric car.
The claim has attracted many sceptics, but Genepax said that it is collecting third-party data to support its technology and is planning a detailed presentation to the media.
During the demonstration in Osaka, Japan, water was poured into a large cell in the luggage compartment of a compact electric car, which subsequently was driven on its own. Sceptics believe that the demonstration was a trick to attract investors, citing similar claims in the past which later proved to be unfeasible.
The news attracted wide media attention in Japan, but Genepax did not disclose the details of its innovation.
"We understand these criticisms since we cannot reveal the core part of this invention," said the company's PR Manager Jun Onishi.
According to Onishi, Genepax is not a car manufacturer but inventor of a system that can "produce heat and electricity from pure water." The demonstration showed that water can be used to power an electric car. The system was used to charge the battery of an electric car manufactured by Takeoka Mini Car Products Co., Ltd.