5 Misconceptions About Hydrogen Car Kits

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As the innovative hydrogen car kits are now entering the mainstream there is a horrendous amount of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) being flung around. Whether you are interested in purchasing such a system or not it’s really worth to know the facts:

Fake Fact Number 1:

Hydrogen car kits sellers say that these burn water. This is nonsense and thus this whole movement is just a hype movement.

Answer:

Hydrogen car kits do not burn water, because yes, that’s impossible. What they do is that they use the car battery to split the water into its components hydrogen and oxygen and use the resulting HHO gas or brown gas as it is called.

Fake Fact Number 2:

Hydrogen car kits can’t be useful. They spend more energy in splitting the water than they do from actually burning the resulting stuff. It’s basic physics.

Answer:

If this is what hydrogen car kits would be actually doing, you’d be right. However the hydrogen gas is used as an additive which greatly improves the efficiency of the gasoline burning process. Basically, the mix burns faster and thus a much smaller amount of energy is dissipated as heat and converted into useful energy.

Fake Fact Number 3:

If this hydrogen thing would be really working then the car manufacturers would’ve used it a long time ago.

Answer:

This is just blatantly false. Car manufacturers are very conservative in their designs. Diesel engines for example, which are much more efficient than standard ones have been with us almost for as long as cars themselves, yet they are still in minority. We don’t want to point any fingers here, but when these manufacturers compare the benefits of an improved design with the cost of modifying their assembly lines, the cost aware argument usually wins.

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Fake Fact Number 4:

The price for the components of these hydrogen car kits must be huge.

Answer:

This is again blatantly false. These systems were invented by people just like you and me who were passionate about making a difference. This means that they had low budgets and they had access only to off the shelve components. This is a grassroots movement and the cost really does reflect this.

Fake Fact Number 5:

If these hydrogen car kits really are this good, wouldn’t the government support them? There is absolutely no help from the government in this direction, which means that these things are absolutely useless.

Answer:

You have reached a painful truth. Indeed, the government is not supporting such innovations, but not because these hydrogen car kits do not deserve, but rather because there are no huge corporate interests and lobbyists behind them. The only initiative of this type that the government is supporting is the ethanol fuel, which is not particularly efficient (especially in its corn variety), but which has the benefit of producing huge profits for the agribusiness establishment.

These are the pure, raw facts. If by any chance you have decided to try hydrogen engine kits, you have our congratulations.  A good place to find out more would be this: Hydrogen Engine Specialist

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