Imagine driving a car that never needs gasoline or diesel. Not even electricity to run. All you need is a liter of water to run 300 km.
Whenever your “tank” shows a red signal, all you need to do is recharge the car with a new aluminum plate.
Yes, this is a reality, and this magic has been achieved by IIT Roorkee students!
Car that does not need Gas, Electricity!
Log9 Materials is a startup founded by IIT-Roorkee students two years ago. It was incubated by IIT-Roorkee, and since then they have been developing some interesting technologies.
Now, the team behind Log9 Materials has created a unique electric car, which does not really need an electric charge to function.
It needs water and a new form of aluminum plate to recharge.
Akshay Singhal, founder and CEO of Log9 Materials said: “The prototype of the car is ready and we are already in talks with some car companies”
How much will it cost per km?
According to the founders of the start-up, only one ‘load’ will be enough to run 1000 km!
Every 300 km, the engine will need a liter of water.
However, after 1000 km, the engine will need a recharge, which can be done by replacing the aluminum plate, which currently costs Rs 5000. It will only take 15 minutes to replace the plate.
However, once this new technology is commercially adapted, the cost of the aluminum plate can be drastically reduced.
However, if we calculate the average cost of gasoline needed to travel 1000 km, the cost will be around Rs 5000.
Therefore, if a car of this type is manufactured and sold commercially, it can permanently solve the problems of the high cost of gasoline and diesel.
How does it work?
The fundamental principle of this car based on water and aluminum plate is the fuel cell technology.
Using an electrochemical reaction, the aluminum plate reacts with the graphite rod (a carbon form) to generate electrical energy, which makes the car work.
When the power is low, simply charge more water and 1000 kms, change the plate.
Tutu Dhawan, automotive expert and journalist, is part of the Board of Advisors of the Government of Delhi. to reduce pollution has praised this idea, and has said that if handled properly, this may be the future of the locomotives in India.
More tests are underway at this time, and the founders are trying to solve their biggest problem at this time: how to mass-produce those aluminum plates to reduce the cost; and how to make this plate available on the roads, as well as gasoline or electric charge.
We will keep you informed, as we receive more information.