Japanese Company Invents Water Car

A Japanese company just invented a car that runs on water. Check it out:


Television Presenter: (Are you) tired of pumping expensive gasoline into your car? Well one Japanese company reveals an eco-friendly car that runs on water. Using the company’s generating system, water is converted into electrical power. Let’s take a look at this amazing development:

Female Narrator: All you need is a liter of water. Any kind of water to be exact. Whether it is river, rain, seawater or even Japanese tea. Genepax unveiled a car that runs on water in the western Japanese city of Osaka. They say it is an electric-powered car that runs solely on hydrogen dioxide (water).

Man: The main characteristic of this car is that no external input is needed. The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water inside for you to add from time to time.

Narrator: According to Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo, once the water is poured into a water tank at the back of the car, the newly invented energy generator takes out the hydrogen from the water, releases electrons and finally generates electric power.

Man: We highly recommend our system since it does not require you to build up an infrastructure to recharge your batteries, which is usually the case with most electric cars.

Narrator: According to Genepax one liter of water keeps the car running for about an hour at a speed of about eighty kilometers or fifty miles per hour. The company has just applied for a patent and is hoping to collaborate with Japanese automobile manufacturers to mass manufacture their invention in the very near future.

Vocabulary Notes

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Are you tired of doing that?
Are you fed up with doing that?
Have you had enough of doing that?

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a car that runs on air
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a car that runs on electric power

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the recently-invented generator

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the automobile industry
the energy industry
the transport industry
the spare parts industry

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