Ford nucleon. Hot swappable battery packs and fuel cells that convert gases created by a soup of overactive algae into electricity may seem like futuristic enough automotive propulsion ideas now but they have nothing on the era of scientific optimism that brought forth the ford nucleon atomic powered concept of 1958. Light sport and ultralight flyer 249436 views. 3d model of ford nucleon 1958 based on a real object created according to the original dimensions.
The ford nucleon was a car that was going to have a nuclear engine and was going to be the car of the future. The ford nucleon is a concept car developed by ford in 1957 designed as a future nuclear powered car one of a handful of such designs during the 1950s and 60sthe concept was only demonstrated as a scale model. Available in various 3d formats.
Fords engineers imagined a world in which full service recharging stations would one day supplant petroleum fuel stations where depleted reactors could be swapped out for fresh ones lickety split. It sounds like a nuclear experiment and funnily enough thats exactly what the ford nucleon was. The design did not include an internal combustion engine rather the vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle based.
The design did not include an internal combustion engine. We look back at the height of the fixation the 1950s. Although it was just a scale model ford wanted to show that you could in theory based on scientific knowledge at the time power a car with steam and uranium fission.
The ford nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by ford motor company in 1958 as a design on how a nuclear powered car might look.