I’m sure we’ve all heard of someone running their car on water. In fact, I think I even remember seeing a local news story about it. Of course, gas was a dollar a gallon back then. It seems like a distant, happy memory now. Oh wait, it is. With the price of gas quickly approaching $4 and most likely $5 a gallon, the idea of using water for gas is becoming very appealing.
In fact, there’s a commercially available product that claims to increase your fuel economy by %50. It uses electricity to turn water into hydrogen. Sound too good to be true? Well, it depends on your vehicle and your driving habits.
Thanks to some research done by a professional mechanic and fellow blogger, we can get unbiased information on this interesting product. His findings are broken down into two articles about the product known as water4gas: Part 1 , Part 2
I’ll leave the details to him, but the simplified results are as follows: it works, sorta.
Let me explain: the product does indeed turn water in to hydrogen, and this does result in improved fuel economy. The problem is, the best results are attained using vehicles with small engines, and during extended highway travel. So, if you have a fuel efficient car with a small engine and you tend to drive on the highway a lot, you could see a %25 increase in your gas mileage.