A hydrogen conversion of one's car or other vehicle
is high on many people's list now days with the
skyrocketing cost of gasoline. There are two basic
types of hydrogen conversion kits one can buy
to put on one's vehicle.
The first type of hydrogen conversion is so that
the vehicle will run on 100-percent H2 gas. The
second type of hydrogen conversion is so that
a typical gasoline-powered car can run partly
on H2 gas created on demand from water.
Let's talk about the first type of hydrogen conversion.
The customer for this type of conversion is an
early adopter who wants to get totally off any
dependency upon oil. They would like to take their
vehicle into a mechanic and have him do a 100-percent
hydrogen conversion and be able to drive home
knowing only H2 will ever again go into this car,
truck or SUV.
The problem with this type of hydrogen conversion
is first, it is very expensive and second, there
is little hydrogen refueling infrastructure to
support this vehicle now. As far as the costs
for this type of hydrogen conversion one can expect
to pay over $30,000. Just the carbon fiber metal
hydride tanks alone with cost $5,000 to $10,000
The top three vendors who do this type of hydrogen
conversion include Quantum Technologies, Intergalactic
Hydrogen and AFV Tech. There are also a handful
of universities converting vehicles to run on
hydrogen as well. In addition, ITM Power is converting
Ford Focuses to run on hydrogen and will be selling
home hydrogen refueling stations as well.
Now, the second type of hydrogen conversion involves
hydrogen on demand technology. No new refueling
stations need to be built to support this technology.
The hydrogen is created on demand from water under
the car's hood. This car is only partly powered
by hydrogen, however.
This type of hydrogen conversion can be implemented
on most gasoline, diesel, ethanol and natural
gas powered vehicles. Hydrogen conversion ebooks
and kits can be purchased online (such as through
the advertisers on this site, whom we recommend).
The hydrogen conversion kits work by electrolyzing
a small amount of water, splitting it into its
components of hydrogen and oxygen and feeding
the gas into the vehicle's intake system. The
hydrogen helps the cylinders burn the fuel more
cleanly and completely, extending the MPG's and
Either type of hydrogen conversion mentioned
on this page will reduce emissions and improve
mileage. One everyone can use and the other only
the most hardcore of future thinkers will even
want to attempt.