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20Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age

A Look Back At The Reactor-Fueled Optimism Of The '50s and '60s

In the 1950s and early 60s, the dawn of nuclear power was supposed to lead to a limitless consumer culture, a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens all powered by clean energy. In Europe, it offered the then-limping continent a cheap, inexhaustible supply of power after years of rationing and infrastructure damage brought on by two World Wars.

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