Iranian Scientist Takes His “Water-Powered Car” For A Spin

Iranian scientist Alaeddin Qassemi unveiled his new invention, a car that he says is powered by water, in Karaj.

The car can reportedly run on 60 litres (15 gallons) of water and is able to travel up to 900 kilometers (559 miles) in 10 hours.

The power is generated after H2O is split into hydrogen and oxygen which react chemically to produce energy.

According to the inventor, the car’s engine only produces water vapor, causing next to zero air pollution. A liter (0.26 gallons) of water can reportedly generate some 96 megajoules (MJ) of energy while a liter of gasoline produces only 29 megajoules (MJ) of energy.