You are tethered to recharging points. So in city centres you need a dense mesh of parking and recharging points. You will end up running the car as a Fossil Fuels burning machine, and recharge at home.
But nature provides the answer. Every 3 minutes around the world, heavy rain OR SNOW sets up a lightening strike.
1 H2O+O2+TU->He2++O3++3e- Nuclear Fusion on earth
So lightening is carbon free, non toxic power. Every 3 minutes around the world, a lightening strike releases 2.5x1030W of heat – as it produces 5 tonnes of Helium ions.
In a glass tube this would be 2.5MW of heat – but we get different reaction.
2 1H++e- ->n0 neutron formation
3 16O++4n0 ->8H++7e-
4 1H++(2+)n0->En3+L+X-ray twice the energy of Molecular Nuclear Fusion
Burning Fossil Fuels also does Molecular Nuclear Fusion
So a 50x1cm steam plasma tube at 4 atmospheres produces 2.5MW of heat.
6 H2O+PL->E3+L+X-ray no solid, radioactive waste. Your Fluorescent tube at home does sodium fission.
A much weaker process – which is why we only get tube run only in mid life. So a steam plasma tube would produce light, while we top up the pressure with regular water.
And we need 1x10-18cc of water for a 50x1cm steam plasma tube – which produces 4 times the light of a fluorescent tube. And uses no driving current – once started.
A thermoelectric strip will produce 8kW – enough to power a house! Turning the waste heat into power.
If we drive a fan, and have a mains thermoelectric generator, we get at 144kW. So we get 130kW to sell to the national grid. 410,000 UK pounds annually, from the national grid – for carbon free power.
1 house in 180 needs to set up a thermoelectric/steam plasma plant, and the country needs burn no Fossil Fuels.
Already nuclear power needs 100 billion of insurance per plant: not commercially available. It would make nuclear power 18,520p per kW hour. Fossil Fuels generates power for 8p per kW hour: p is UK pence - 100th of a UK pound.
France and EDF are very illegal. 200 plants need 100 billion of insurance each. Today the French public provide the insurance free to EDF: they should buy their own insurance oh, not available. Next Fukishima, in the centre of Paris. Enjoy.
So uranium nuclear power is the most hyper-toxic and under insured industry that will ever exist.
Sizewell B has never had it own planning. It was built as an illegal extension to Sizewell A – demolished WITH ITS PLANNING CONSENT in 2006.
Hinkley Bs planning expired in 1990 – 10 million (at 1983 levels) a year as a fine. And the plant managers get 10 years of jail time for every illegal year. Fine today, 100 billion per plant – cost of the missing insurance.
So all 11 UK nuclear plants have no valid insurance – so must STOP – in 1984 – the year of Chernobyl. The 9 Magnox stations have all now shut down – their planning expired in the 1980s.
So a simple steam plasma can generate free, limitless power. And replace all diesel and petrol burning. Today – borrow the electronics from a fluorescent light to start the plasma – which self sustains at 4 atmospheres.
Using so little regular water, you will struggle to measure it.