Thorium Powered Vehicles – Could Run For 100 Years Without Refuelling!

Nuclear powered vehicles
Nuclear powered vehicles

Thorium is nuclear fuel. A very interesting thing that makes nuclear power attractive – a million times more energy than conventional fuel. The Thorium, suitably tapped is very safe and a very clear source of power.

The idea of using nuclear power to fuel cars is just amazing. If your car was powered by thorium, you would never need to refuel it, because the thorium would last so long. It would probably outlive you.

A company called Laser Power Systems has created a concept for a thorium powered car engine. Thorium is a naturally occurring radioactive chemical element, so the team uses bits of it to build a laserbeam that heats water, produces steam, and powers an energy-producing turbine.

The car powered by Thorium could run for 100 years on just 8 grams of fuel.


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