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Councillor Impressed By Water-Powered Audi

Wednesday October 1 2014




IT looks much the same as any other Audi Q7 - but this one runs on water.

Coun Phil Davies, who represents Old Town, met representatives of the Bulgarian firm who developed the car's fuel system at a Friends of Fleets meeting in Smithies Lane.

Coun Davies said when he first heard about the water-fuelled car he was sceptical.

But now he says he's confident the car is the real deal - so much so he's now trying to persuade his fellow councillors to trial it.

Phil said: "My aim would be to trial the scheme with a few then all council vehicles, to help put Barnsley’s green credentials on the map.

"The only by-product of hydrogen from water is of course oxygen, so you can actually breathe in from the exhaust fumes.

"The vehicle currently delivers 30 per cent savings on regular fuel bills and there's no road tax to pay."

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Reply Posted by flez1966 on Wednesday October 1 2014 at 17:30
is this not the q7 with adblue, a mix of water and sheep pee injected into the exhaust? - I would not call that running on water

Reply Posted by Observer on Thursday October 2 2014 at 05:52
Great stuff. This means we up north can have a high class car. Cos we have lots of waTer up here. And the landaners darn sarf. Without as much water Can not. Thats
Right. Isnt it?

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday October 2 2014 at 10:02
Phil Davis omits to say how much do these cars cost.???? Are they to be supplied free for the council to run???? Why is Barnsley the favoured test town.??

Reply Posted by Here on Thursday October 2 2014 at 10:28
save around 30% on fuel bills, were there buy the water from HARRODS What up with ALDI.