By. Tedjo Baskoro
Connecticut – A company from the United States claims to have nuclear-powered prototype vehicles are coming soon on the road within two years.
Laser Power Systems of Connecticut claims to have developed a method of propulsion that uses thorium materials to generate electricity for the engine.
Thorium is an element similar to uranium, a dense material that has the potential to produce large amounts of heat.
According to the CEO of Laser Power Systems, Charles Stevens, just one gram of thorium will produce energy equivalent more than 28,000 liters of gasoline.
Stevens added only eight grams of thorium, it is enough to power the vehicle during the life of the engine.
“The car will wear out the engine before running out of fuel. No oil, no emissions,” he said.
In an interview with Auto Ward, Steven explains that the small pieces of thorium is used to generate heat and are positioned to create a laser thorium. The hot water vapor and the laser will generate power to a series of mini-turbines.
Stevens explained that the heavy machines around 227kg, lightweight and compact enough to fit under the hood of a conventional car.
Reportedly, energy car thorium is claimed capable of running for “a million miles”. Amazing!