What a great name for a great inventor. Mr. Dingel lives just south of Manila, Philippines. I was introduced to him by a friend who had heard about this wonderful man and was seeking to find ways to help him patent his idea.
We met him on the corner of his village, and then followed his car back to his house. There was a gentle drip drip drip of water coming out of his exhaust pipe.
I am no scientist but this is what I saw and this is how I understand the invention:
40 years ago, Mr. Dingel invented a device that splits HO2 in a very minimal current as the car is driven. You pour water into the device and it is enough to power the car for one hour. I saw it with my own eyes.
The hydrogen produced is enough to cruise along quite happily. A very smooth ride indeed. I can attest to that too.
According to Mr. Dingel, he first pitched his idea to President Marcos during the 70s. President Marcos actually rode in the car with him.
"This is the miracle i have been waiting for" he said. However, after two weeks, the government claimed that they were not in a position to help. Perhaps Imelda needed more shoes.
Mr. Dingel is still driving his water-powered car around his barangay south of Manila as he has been doing since 1969.
There have, of course, been many interested parties that have visited Mr. Dingel over the years. However, no offers made have satisfied him.
Like millions of filipinos he has no faith in our government.
He does not want any money generated by his invention to go anywhere near the government.
He wants investors to set up a foundation so that the money will go DIRECTLY TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.
And he will not settle for anything less.
Daniel Dingel's story (from the horse's mouth)h2oh29MB.mov