Water Powered Motorcycle - ‘Moto Power H2O’

18  January 2016

 

Water Powered Motorcycle - Moto Power H2O

Imagine a motorcycle powered by water? Yes thats right...water. Imagine driving a distance of a thousand miles without having to stop-by at a petrol station. Mad, its just not possible, sounds like the stuff of science fiction, well at one time we would have agreed, but Ricardo Azevedo, a Brazilian civil servant, has designed just such a vehicle in his Sao Paulo garage Brazil, to do that kind of milage using just water.

It took Richardo just a little knowledge in mechanics and a little bit of basic chemistry to convert his 1993 Honda NX200 into a water-powered motorcycle – he's calling it the ‘Moto Power H2O’. The heart of the motorcycle is a car battery along with the principles of the electrolysis process, whereby electric power breaks down water molecules, converting them in Hydrogen and Oxygen. The produced Hydrogen is then used as the combustive power that is used to run the motorbike engine.

This is a new innovation that can only be understood from the organic chemistry perspective. Richardos' explanation of how the engine works, one gets the feeling that this is a completely new technology, he describes it

“This device breaks apart the water molecules transforming it into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen comes out in larger quantities and then I use this hydrogen to run the motorcycle engine. The exhaust produces water vapor instead of carbon monoxide, the waste products of gasoline.”

With that, Ricardo believes his technology could be at the forfront in the control and reduction of environmental pollution caused by motor vehicle emissions. This device could not only reduce environmental pollution but it might result in the controlled conservation of the nonrenewable energy resource ‘crude oil’.

His hybrid test has proved that with only one liter of water, ‘Moto Power H2O’ can travel for more than 500 Km with any kind of water. In the test, Ricardo used different kinds of water and all worked perfectly for the engine. Therefore, the next step will be to use recycled and polluted water. However, it is worth noting that very contaminated water may not be effective since it has low levels of hydrogen.

Ricardo still has some way to go, but as motor technology goes, it has the potential to be the most outstanding in terms of environmental conservation. There can be no doubt that Ricardo Azevedo could well be entered into the hoistory books as the inventor who stopped mankind using fossil fuels.