Check Out The Car That Can Work For 100 Years Without Refueling

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Thorium can make a car run for a hundred years without you needing to refuel it.

Thorium is one of the most dense materials on the planet. A small sample of it packs 20 million times more energy than a similarly-sized sample of coal, making it an ideal energy source.

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The current prototype ‘engine’ is said to weigh about 225kg, making it comparable with internal combustion motors. The real eye-opener is that one gram of thorium is said to contain more energy than 28,000 litres of unleaded. An American company called Laser Power Systems is working on using thorium to generate enough energy to create a laser, which heats water and creates steam that can ultimately provide motion. Just eight grams of thorium is enough to power a car for a century, and while it’s in the early stages, it’s genuinely viable.

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4 comments

  1. Complete, total, absolute, laughable rubbish.

    This clown is trying to ride the coattails of the recent, and quite legitimate, interest in thorium as a reactor fuel. But thorium can’t be employed to produce power in the manner he claims. It just freaking damn well can’t. Period. End of story. Full stop. Fuggedaboudit.

    The way you power a car with thorium is to charge an EV with a grid powered by thorium-fueled reactors (preferably molten salt reactors.)

    Google: MSR (molten salt reactor), thorium energy, LFTR (liquid fuel thorium reactor)

    ps – even the car’s body design is nonsense. The thing would flip over as soon as a stiff crosswind hits the open back wheel wells.

  2. Thorium is fertile, not fissile. That means you have to add a neutron to it (“impregnate” it with a neutron) to change it from Th-232 to U-233, in order for the original Th atom to become fissile.

    And you’re NOT going to add a neutron with a laser. Even if you could, you couldn’t fission the U-233 you made from the Th-232 unless you had a sufficient mass of U-233 in a reactor core, surrounded by sufficient shielding, to start a chain reaction. And this would all be, at minimum, the size of a shipping container and weigh several dozen tons.

    So this laser-thorium-steam “idea” is total hogwash.

    And yes, you could – maybe, possibly, theoretically – fission thorium directly, with enough energy. In theory, ANY atom can be split if you throw enough energy at it.

    BUT (and here’s the key) it would take far more energy to split a Th atom than the energy you’d release from the binding force that holds the Th nucleus together. So even if you could get a big enough, powerful enough laser on board the car, why bother?

    This whole “idea” is a scam.

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