It looks like the E-Cat X is opening up possibilities that were not conceivable to Andrea Rossi with the old-style hot cat. He’s talked quite a bit about the work he is doing studying the use of the E-Cat X with jet engines, and now it sounds like there is serious consideration being made for using it in automobiles.
Here’s a question and answer from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:
Dear Mr Rossi,
Do you have any commercial plans for the e-cat X in the automotive industry ? What would be the time frame ? Would you seek exclusive agreements with a partner, or seek to have several licensees ?
Thanks in advance,
January 20th, 2016 at 8:25 AM
Yes, the E-Cat X can say an important word in the automotive field, but we are still in the R&D phase and it is soon to talk of licenses.
What I find interesting here is that for years Rossi said that it would be highly unlikely that the old E-Cat technology could be employed in automobiles within the next couple of decades, but now his tune has definitely changed.
If the E-Cat X is able to produce electricity directly, this could open up the use of it in electric vehicles — perhaps an onboard generator could be used to drive an electric motor, rather than having to pack bulky and heavy batteries that give EVs limited range. It’s hard to know at this point what direction they are thinking of, but the E-Catt X is certainly opening lots of doors that it sounds like Rossi and Co. are actively looking into.
Of course there would need to be lots of R&D involved, but this is what automotive companies do all the time in looking for new technological advances. If one or more big automakers partnered with Leonardo Corp., they would have lots of expertise on hand to work on adapting vehicles to the E-Cat X.