Here’s another one word answer from Andrea Rossi, but it maybe gives a clue about what might be involved in the ‘surprise’ he referred to in connection with the E-Cat recently on the Journal of Nuclear Physics.
May 4, 2016 at 1:09 AM
Dear Dr. Rossi, I was thinking about electric cars. In this period there is much talk of Tesla and other electric cars. That’s where the E-Cat QuarkX might be useful. Putting on board a pack of E-Cat QuarkX used to always keep charging batteries, you would have a virtually infinite range.
This would be a market with enormous possibilities. Are you also thinking about this during your R&D?
My Best Regards,
May 4, 2016 at 8:03
Rossi says that the E-Cat QuarkX can produce heat, light and electricity. If it does all three then it’s a very versatile technology, especially if it operates at a high COP. Right now GM’s Chevrolet Volt has an onboard gasoline generator that is used to charge the car’s battery and extend the driving range. Conceivably the same principle could be employed if you could get the QuarkX to be safe and reliable in a portable situation like in a vehicle.
Rossi has always said that for safety of operations the E-Cats need to have an external source of energy to drive them, so in an EV there would have to be some external electrical source on board with the QuarkX. But if the QuarkX produces electricity in large enough amounts to charge an EV’s battery it would seem to be a trivial thing to have some extra electricity left over to provide the needed input for the QuarkX. This does make me wonder about the ‘surprise’ Rossi has mentioned. What if Rossi has figured out a way to have the QuarkX self-sustain permanently and safely using the electricity it produces to power itself?