Ricardo Azevedo, a Brazilian civil servant, has invented his own motorcycle. Not all that exciting, huh? Well, it is when you consider that his new two-wheeled vehicle doesn’t run on gas like every single other motorbike in the world. Oh no. His ‘T Power H20’ runs on… you guessed it – water.
His new bike can run 310 miles (or 500 kilometers) on just a liter of the stuff. In a recent demonstration to media, Azevedo can be seen swigging on the ‘fuel’ before filling up the bike and riding off into the sunset.
But, the water that the T Power H20 runs on doesn’t have to be clean drinking water. Far from it. In fact, dirty water will do just fine. Here we can see him filling up from a polluted river…
The bike uses an external car battery in addition to produce electricity and separate the hydrogen from oxygen.
Speaking about the incredible motorcycle, Mr Azevedo suggests that his invention has some serious environmental benefits:
“The advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that the result that comes out of the exhaust is water vapour. This is different from gasoline, which the result is carbon monoxide.”