Israeli-Australian startup Electriq~Global has unveiled its revolutionary zero-emission, water-based fuel at EcoMotion 2018.
According to its creators, the new fuel – which comprises of 60% water – will help drive the future of humanity in a safe, inexpensive and clean way.
Formerly known as Terragenic, Electriq~Global’s revolutionary technology extracts hydrogen from liquid fuel which is harnessed to create electricity to power the vehicle.
The Electriq~Global system contains three key elements: the liquid fuel (Electriq~Fuel) which reacts with a catalyst (Electriq~Switch) to release hydrogen on demand. Then the exhausted fuel is captured and taken back to an Electriq~Recycling plant where it is replenished with hydrogen for re-use.
According to its creators, the entire process is inherently safe and releases zero emissions.
Electriq~Global’s technology mirrors the world’s current ‘well-to-wheel’ refueling ecosystem.
This means that its global roll-out requires very little specialized infrastructure – unlike battery and compressed hydrogen technologies.
Electriq~Global plans to partner with other fuel companies to make their fuel a lot more ubiquitous.
According to the startup, the water-based liquid fuel is stable at ambient temperatures and pressures.
And when compared to other green energy competitors like lithium-ion batteries or compressed hydrogen technologies, Electriq~Global achieves twice the range at half the cost.
A comparison of electric buses showed the buses powered by batteries provided a range of 250 km and required up to 300 minutes to recharge.
On the other hand, buses powered by Electriq~Fuel achieved a range of 1,100 km and could be refueled within 5 minutes flat.
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