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Debate Score:30
Arguments:21
Total Votes:35
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Water-powered car?

Will it ever happen, as in the next 20 years? Or will Oil Companies just keep peoples mouths shut so they can make more money.

Yes

Side Score: 18
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No

Side Score: 12
5 points

Water-powered cars are already possible, through the fuel cell process whose technology is already available, albeit at a very high price.

As with any technology (i.e. computers, cell phones, automobiles in general), the price is high now, but just wait, and the technology will be more widespread in the future. It just takes time.

Side: yes
1 point

I couldn't have said it better myself. You're completely right.

Can't wait to get me a water-powered car. :)

Side: yes
Ledfoot(133) Disputed
1 point

A very low price actually. It costs hardly anything. Way cheaper than to pay for gasoline for a year.

Side: No
frenchieak(1131) Disputed
2 points

Yes, water is inexpensive. But the initial cost of the engine is more expensive than current engines.

Side: yes

Yes, it can happen and the oil companies will have to compete with yet another alternate source of energy for automobiles among other things. The only thing not quite certain is the cost of refining the water for the cell usage and bringing this source to us without too much "three card Monte" playing. As Frenchie says, the cost will be up in the beginning but as time goes by it should go down.

I'd also like to see an electricity savings on the hybrid cars we have now rather than charging high household usage.

Side: yes
1 point

Sure as long as I'm not forced to drive it. As far as I'm concerned, I can drive whatever I want.

Side: yes
1 point

I like the Water-powered car concept. I think you can add these hydrogen fuel cells and run your car engine on water.

Supporting Evidence: Rv Dealer (www.rvequipment.net)
Side: yes

My grandfather is obsessed with machines, and whenever I visit him at our home in Sweden, we generally make the journey to a show that displays not only cars, but tractors, motorcycles, and even trains. Two years ago, at this show, a man was exhibiting an engine he created that he advertised as running on air, although it ran largely on its own momentum with some assistance from a power source such as gasoline.

Water-powered car, "air"-powered cars. These are both entirely possible if the oil companies will accept it. Although a water-powered car may not be the best idea, considering the world water shortage.

Side: yes
Ledfoot(133) Disputed
1 point

The water power car though is just burning hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe.

Side: No

Oh. Well. I was finally caught talking out of my ass.

Even better, then! Go water-powered car!

Side: yes
1 point

I voted no because the all powerful oil companies will never allow it to happen.

The water powered car has already been invented. The name of the man escapes me, but he actually built it in his back garage, an engine that run on tap water and produced zero fumes. Days later, the man was mourdered and the garage burnt, althought some of his designs were salvaged. The family are still trying to prove the oil companies did it. Look it up on google, its a very interesting story.

Think about it. Would they ever let us use tap water to run our cars? Their profits would be dwarfed, if they didnt totally disappear in thin air.

I know the oil will run out, but the new technology will always require a consumable, and that consumable will always be controlled so they can make large profits.

I'm not saying it's right, I'm saying that's the sad reality.

Side: No
1 point

Stan Meyers is the name. He had been working on it for years, and then he was mysteriously poisoned. Not only was it a water powered car, but he devised a way to easily convert a normal vehicle to watered powered

Side: No
1 point

I'm going to disagree on this one because the definitions are unclear. What is meant by "water powered" do you mean steam, cause they have that. Do you mean cold fusion, because there are a lot of people claiming that is possible but nothing viable has been shown. Basically it takes more energy than is produced, beyond that I don't have the expertise to explain it.

There are thousands of quacks and scam artist on the internet claiming they have water engines, just do a search on youtube, but hardly any of them are willing to have a real scientist test their engines. With modern communication it's not possible for big oil companies to keep this kind of thing under wraps, if someone made a real working "water engine" it would rock the industry over night. It would be everywhere. It simply hasn't happened yet, and probably won't because the concept isn't viable.

There are air powered engines but the tanks are huge, and the concept simply isn't scalable yet. It is interesting though and I think more realistic than a "water engine"

Side: No
Ledfoot(133) Disputed
1 point

I mean water powered engine as in splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis then burning the hydrogen to drive the pistons. I believe that is cold fusion that you referred to though. It is possible. What I was meant by the question, is not whether it is possible or not, but whether anyone would be able to mass produce it with these over powering oil companies.

Side: Yes