BMW are looking at thermoelectric pads to convert heat into power. We get 6% efficiency, as opposed to 2% for an IC engine.
But we can use a steam plasma tube – to harness lightening power.
1 H2Op+TU->E3+L+X-ray a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres develops 1.2MW of heat when working. The plasma burns matter into heat. Light an X-rays.
And it only use 2.8x10-20cc of regular water a year. So we start up with a crank handle, then it runs until the car is scraped.
So we put this through a thermoelectric pad, and get out 72kW of power: a helicoptor only wants 45kW. So you could fly the kids to school each day.
Yuo produce no CO2, and no hyper-toxic solid waste. So we have no solid waste at all.
The components are availabel over the internet. The glass tube - $200 max. The thermoelectric generator $430 TEG Thermoelectric Power Generators For Sale - Thermoelectric ...
The cost of the engine, gear chain and rest $4,200. We need 4 electric motors, Ask 20kw Electric Motor - Alibaba
The electronics, £400. We are going to halve the cost of the car. Which will never need fueling.