I'm not facepalming over the design. A facepalm wouldn't be sufficient for that.
I'm facepalming over GM building shit like this when they still can't building a decent normal car. Priorities are all sorts of fucked.
It's a thorium laser powered nuclear car that produces no radiation, no emissions, no need for refueling or recharging, and is a completely self contained power system.
That is a priority I can support. Thorium is as abundant as lead. Eliminates carbon fuel burning. Good for the environment. I'm all for it.
That's what the article would have me think. It's still a radioactive power source which has been on the drawing board for well over a decade.
Longer than that. It's been known as a potential power source since the start of the cold war. However, Thorium could not be weaponized. Plutonium and Uranium could, thus the push for a different power source.
I'm surprised. This is the kind of technology I would have figured you to support, as it is exactly the kind of thing we need right now.