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Argonnes Developing Micro-Nuclear Reactors for eTruck Supercharging

The largest cross-country 18-wheel trucks will need five to 10 times more electricity than an electric car to recharge its battery. And these trucks often need to recharge far from high-power transmission lines. Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory want to factory mass produce microreactors to enable the electric transportation future. Microreactors will use nuclear fuel and passive safety features. They will recharge cross-country semitrucks at thousands of rest stops across the country. They will be about the size of two home water heaters. When the rest stop is empty, the reactor produces power in

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Matt Chester on Oct 16, 2020 11:12 am GMT

Interesting-- what will make these uniquely suited to e-truck charging and not just using for power needs more widely? 

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