Cars with nuclear fission cores are fascinating! Would they still run, though? I mean, why not? All the robots are still puttering around like the Mister Handy and Gutsy ones. They obviously have some kind of fuel core. How does the nuclear ones even work? Do you know? Like, would they be like today's electric cars and need a place to plug in to a reactor or something? Do the NCR have gas driven trucks?
in fo2 you find a guy named smitty who repairs cars, he needs a fuel cell controller to make the car run and sell it to you. you can also get a fuel cell regulator which doubles the milage between charges, and various other upgrades at a chop shop. theyre kind of difficult parts to come buy it seems, and the controller blows out if you rev up the engine to much. so it just seems like working cars are rare but not unheard of on the west coast.
idk how the cars actually work, but in the game you just stick some microfusion cells or small energy cells into it and it charges it. so i dont think its a fusion core or a fission battery that most of the robots seem to run off of. idk for sure, it just seems like it runs like a very powerful electric car.
bethesda has all the cars blow up and let out radiation when you shoot them for gameplay. canonly though, only few cars ran on fusion and the rest basically sat vacant because of the resource wars making gas unbelievable expensive. the NCR uses trucks canonly yes, but idk…theres no way to tell if theyre gas or fusion! maybe they found a supply of gas, maybe prewar military trucks ran on fusion since they were in a war and it was top priority. either makes sense really!