Petroleum is crazy expensive, and the planet’s running out. What are the alternatives? Forget ethanol, biodiesel, fuel cells, thermo-depolymerization and hybrids. Japanese company Genepax has upped the ante with a car that’s supposedly powered by water.

They claim the process uses water and air to power batteries and emits no CO2. Any kind of water can be used and the car will run for an hour (top speed 50mph) on only a liter.

Reuters reports:

“The car will continue to run as long as you have a bottle of water to top up from time to time,” Genepax CEO Kiyoshi Hirasawa told local broadcaster TV Tokyo.

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