Gallery: Hydra Is a Relief Vehicle, Water Purifier and Power Plant All ...


A company called  The Essential Element has designed a vehicle that not only provides renewable power in the aftermath of a natural disaster, but also purifies water, a resource that is often in great demand after an earthquake or similar incident. In the past, companies like WorldWater Solar have devised portable solar generators to power rescue efforts and a few months ago, Inhabitat reported that such vehicles would be aiding Pakistan’s flood victims. However the fact that Essential Element’s vehicle, known as the Hydra, provides both power and clean water to disaster areas makes it our new favorite disaster-response vehicle.

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1 Comment

  1. Bruce Monk November 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

    So why aren’t dozens of these being sent to Haiti?

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