The 1950s was a different time for car design. It represented an abstract belief of the future. Take Ford's nuclear-powered concept as one example.
Well, there could be ways to make driving around with a small modular nuclear reactor on the safer side of driving around with 20 gallons of flammable liquids.The 1950s was a different time for car design. It represented an abstract belief of the future. Take Ford's nuclear-powered concept as one example.thenextweb.com
That’s a complete bargain.For enriched uranium, it's currently around the $100/kg, give or take.
In a typical reactor of today's technology, all steam powered and heat losses, you'd get 44,000 kWh from that, so say 150,000 miles worth.
So that's around 0.05p/mile.
Well, I was thinking more like you'd have a small fast breeder type reactor at about 1kW output. It'd just sit there all day and all night throwing 1 kW into your battery. And you can rapid charge on the longer journeys if you had to.That’s a complete bargain.
Maybe the future is to have a small home reactor where you can plug in your EV?
I agree. But don't let today's challenges, problems and concerns let us miss a chance to master new technologies for future challenges. For example ... not everywhere has access to domestic electricity ... like Mars ....With current domestic electricity costs in the UK the greatest cost is already the depreciation of the vehicle, not the fuel. Making a nuclear fuel cell sufficiently crash proof is unlikely to change that equation.
Exactly.Which at the time of the Nucleon was widely predicted to be before now. Where IS my jetpack?