Running on Water – a New Fuel is Revealed by Startup

An Australian-Israeli startup is using water to help power electric vehicles. Electriq~Global's new fuel is 60% water. It claims it offers twice the range of existing fuels, at half the price. The new fuel was launched at the Smart Mobility Summit in Tel Aviv.

This is how it works. Its technology extracts hydrogen from the water-based fuel, which is then harnessed to create electricity to power the vehicle. The company says the fuel offers twice the range, at half the price with zero emission compared to existing fuels.

Electriq~Global CEO Guy N. Michrowski says: "Our technology brings dramatic news of improvement in driving range, refuelling time, and cost of fuel and changes the rules of the game in many fields, including transportation and energy storage.”

According to the company, a car using its fuel has a range of 1,000km whereas the battery of a Tesla Model-S 2018 has a range of 500km.

Chart provided by Electriq~Global

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