Ford, one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, is teaming up with Watergen, an Israeli company whose revolutionary technology can draw water from the air.
The partnership is set to bring Watergen’s ‘Mobil Box’ device to the Ford Ranger pick-up truck as first displayed at the Speciality Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas last week.
The Mobile Box is able to produce 25 litres of drinking water per day and is able to be installed inside the loading bay of trucks without taking up too much room.
The idea of the partnership is to provide outdoor adventurers with the ability to have fresh drinking water available to them without the need for carrying around bottled water or finding drinking sources while out hunting, fishing and camping in nature.
According to Arutz Sheva:
The Mobile Box can generate up to 25 liters per day of fresh drinking water removing the need to carry bottled water and reducing plastic waste.
The unit simply needs a 12V power supply and access to fresh air to produce the highest quality drinking water. Ford will mount the Mobile Box unit, which is fitted with sturdy wheels for ease of transport, on the flat bed of the Ranger where it will occupy minimal space due to its compact dimensions (630 x 530 x 460 mm).
Its portability means that fresh water is always available – whether on a road trip, camping or working in the outdoors. The Mobile Box device is equipped with replaceable filters and a mineralization system to ensure constant and reliable supply of the highest quality drinking water.
The ability to produce clean drinking water without relying on an external water source is a gamechanger for those who seek off-grid adventure.
Due to its compact design, the Watergen Mobile Box system can be mounted externally on various types of vehicles, including trucks, trailers, buses, RVs, motorhomes and all modes of luxury land and sea transport, and at only 30kg, the impact on fuel consumption is minimal. All the system requires for optimal water production is access to fresh air, a temperature between 59–113°F and 20-99% humidity.
After SEMA, the Ford Ranger fitted with Watergen’s Mobile Box will embark on a 12-month tour of the United States in collaboration with Outside magazine, where journalists and members of the public will be able to explore the world’s first vehicle on-board drinking system capable of extracting clean water from air using Watergen’s technologies.
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