Applied nuclear fusion
Lenr cars. The start-up develops Lausanne a new generation of electric motors.
"The technology we are developing will allow a car to travel 40,000 kilometers on a single tank of fuel without generating any waste."
This ambitious project comes from Nicolas Chauvin, founder and CEO of startup LENR Cars, based at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale). To meet this challenge, this Logitech and NASA former engineer,
uses a technology called nuclear fusion LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions).
To date, the prototype is being developed. Its final version should be released in 2014.
Funded initially by private funds, including those of its creator, the company can also count on the support of the founder of Logitech , Daniel Borel.
"He was immediately fascinated by the project. His many contacts we are also very valuable. "However, the company seeking additional funds. "We are not looking for significant funding for now. 200,000 francs (swiss franc) allow us to continue the development of our prototype. "LENR Cars is currently in talks with several automakers, including PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) and Telsa groups.
Though the start-up is only on the development of this specific segment of the market can change quickly. "This is a risky area or can go very fast. It is likely that within five years the energy giants are involved significantly in this revolutionary technology. "
Many scientists and journalists are indeed of the opinion that LENR technology represents one of the greatest discovery of mankind. "The problem is that the huge economic stakes and the pressure of oil and nuclear industries likely to jeopardize this new breakthrough."