The Neutrino Energy Group, in collaboration with an international group of researchers and supporters, has undertaken the challenge of powering the electric cars of the future.
Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s incoming finance minister, recently declared that this semi-industrialized nation of almost 1.5 billion people will now be providing tax incentives for customers who purchase electric cars.
In 2018, out of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution, seven were in India. Hence, it is quite natural that Sitharaman is addressing this environmental and public health problem directly. However, will switching to electric cars overcome India’s pollution crisis, or will this progressive step just make things worse?
Electric Cars: Environmental Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?
Several consumers erroneously think that electric cars are naturally better for the environment. As there is no exhaust pipe, they think that there is no way for electric cars to release pollutants.
However, this belief is wrong. Although electric cars don’t give off emissions when they are in operation, their batteries still obtain power from the electrical grid. Given that the electrical grid employed to charge an electric car’s battery is powered by coal or other emissions-producing sources, the energy requirements of electric cars will continue to produce toxic fossil fuel emissions indirectly.
An increasing number of communities in Europe and the United States are beginning to make the transition to renewable energy power grids, but for India, which struggles just to feed its vast, poverty-stricken population, mass-produced renewable electricity is still an unrealizable dream.
India proposes to be more heavily dependent on thermal energy in the future, but the nation’s use of coal for energy is essentially projected to increase from 2019 to 2030. Thus, the transition to electric cars in India could, in fact, create more pollution than continuing to use traditional gasoline-powered automobiles.
Dirty Energy Grids Make Dirty Cars
From the early 2000s, cars that are not powered by fossil fuels have caught public attention. It is indeed true that changing to vehicles that do not pollute the environment and cause a public health risk would be desirable to the current state of affairs.
Rather than blindly believing that electric cars are better for the environment, it is essential to completely analyze the advantages and drawbacks of this technology. For every wide-eyed idealist, there is a corrupt entrepreneur out there keen to take advantage of that trust, and it is necessary to understand that electric cars are good depending on the source of the electricity used to power them.
Even when electric cars are wholly powered by renewable energy sources, these vehicles would still contribute to pollution. Even though lithium-ion batteries are much better for the environment when compared to their predecessors, proper disposal of these batteries is important to avoid environmental crisis.
In a country like India, where over 50% of the population does not have access to toilets, it is unreasonable to assume that EV car owners will discard the used-up batteries correctly.
Power Cars on the Go with Neutrinos
Cars that do not have internal combustion engines are, at least in theory, better for the environment. However, in an ideal world, cars would run without any batteries at all. With the recent discovery that neutrinos possess mass that can be utilized for energy production, humankind has taken the first move toward truly emissions-free vehicles that do not even use toxic batteries.
In 2015, physicists Takaaki and McDonald separately found from opposite sides of the world that neutrinos have mass. Although it had long been hypothesized that these ethereal particles might have mass, until 2015, it was uncertain if neutrinos can be exploited for their energy. However, all that has mass also has energy.
By piling up ultra-thin layers of graphene and silica and sticking them to a metallic substrate, a harmonic resonance can be derived from the mass of passing neutrinos. This kinetic energy can subsequently be converted into electrical energy, which implies that the electronic devices can now be powered with passing neutrinos.
One day, every consumer car and heavy truck could be fitted with neutrinovoltaic power converters that constantly obtain energy from the flowing of neutrinos through the cosmos. Although small batteries may be essential for the purposes of overtaking, uphill driving, and acceleration, automobiles will be able to sustain cruising speed with just neutrino energy.
The same shall possibly apply for air travel in a few years; while modern progressive policies demand the abolition of jet fuel, the start of large-scale neutrino energy technology may completely get rid of these concerns as excess energy can be stored in the form of hydrogen.
The Neutrino Energy Group is Powering the Cars of the Future
Presently, electric cars that don’t indirectly produce fossil fuel pollution are just a pipe dream. Millions of consumers across the world have been misled into thinking that electric cars are better for the environment, and India is only the latest country to be deceived by this trickery.
However, it is necessary to remember that electric cars have the ability to be carbon neutral because as long as internal combustion engines are in use, it will contribute to pollution. It is simply essential to decouple electric cars from the emissions-producing energy grids.
Rather than concentrating on how to run electrical grids on clean energy, it is better to decentralize energy productions by outfitting every vehicle with its own neutrinovoltaic converter. The researchers at the Neutrino Energy Group are working hard to create this ground-breaking “Pi” automotive technology, which may tackle the modern vehicle emissions catastrophe.