Raees Markani, a 44 year old mechanic living in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, has invented a car that runs on water and carbide fuel. He spent over six months in his workshop to come up with the eco-friendly car that runs on at a fuel cost between 10 and 20 rupees per litre.
As reported by IndiaTimes, the car runs on acetylene gas, which is formed from a chemical reaction between calcium carbide and water. The gas is used for several industrial purposes including welding and portable lighting for miners. Markani said that the invention would come as a major relief to Indians who spend around Rs 70 a litre on petrol.
Markani also adds that he turned away a Chinese firm, which was interested in using his innovation, asking the investors to set up the plant in his hometown. The invention comes at a time when automobile companies are looking to use cleaner, more eco-friendly fuel in their cars. Markani has filed for a patent for the innovation.
Here is a video on how he did it.
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