Ford to use Israeli technology to deliver ‘water made from air’ in new RVs

Watergen, an Israeli company focused on collecting drinking water from the air, was selected by automaker Ford Motors to provide integrated water generators in its recreational adventure vehicles.

The project, called the Mobile Box, is the world’s first in-vehicle beverage system capable of extracting clean water from ambient air, the company said. The product was unveiled on the Ford Ranger truck at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas last weekend. It was also shown at the Smart Mobility Summit in Tel Aviv this week.

The Mobile Box will be pre-installed in Ford vehicles and can generate up to 25 liters per day of fresh drinking water, using only a 12V power source and access to fresh air to produce the water.

Ford will mount the Mobile Box unit, which is equipped with sturdy wheels for easy portability, on the Ranger’s bed, where it will take up minimal space due to its compact dimensions, the company said.

The ability to produce clean drinking water without relying on an external water source is a game changer for those seeking off-grid adventure. The Watergen Mobile Box system can be externally mounted on various types of vehicles, including trucks, trailers, buses, RVs, motorhomes, and all luxury modes of land and sea transportation, and at just 30kg, the impact on the consumption of fuel is minimal. All the system requires for optimal water production is access to fresh air, a temperature between 15-45 ° C and 20-99% humidity.

The Watergen Mobile Box is seen installed in a Ford vehicle. (credit: courtesy)

Following the announcement, a Watergen Mobile Box-equipped Ford Ranger will embark on a 12-month tour of the United States in collaboration with Outside magazine, where journalists and the public will be able to see the system first-hand.

Watergen, established in 2009 in Petah Tikva, uses a series of filters to divert water from the air through a process that involves cooling the air to extract its moisture. Its products have been deployed in countries around the world and throughout Israel. In 2019, a machine was installed on the Western Wall in Jerusalem that provides drinking water made from air.

The collaboration with Ford underscores Watergen’s ambition to become a global automotive supplier, he said. The company’s water generators are also built in different sizes to supply water to cities, towns, shopping centers, schools, hospitals, offices, residential buildings, and private homes.



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