Tips You Must Learn to Protect Your Vehicle from an EMP

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A pretty good rule of thumb is that if the US federal government says something is a threat – or rather, if they admit something is a threat – it is likely a much more dire situation than said government wants to concede.

That said, the federal government – multiple agencies including our military – have ceded that one major threat to life as we know it is an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP.)

Whether by intent (terrorism, nuclear detonation) or happenstance (EMP damage from something like a comet or meteorite,) an EMP event would alter our lives as we know it.

In such an event, one major challenge will be transportation. Most of our vehicles now are so reliant on electrical components and computers that if an EMP rendered them useless, they would be little more than hunks of plastic, metal and rubber.

To learn what to look for in a vehicle to ensure it is as EMP proof as possible, check out the next page.

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127 Comments

  1. Max Alexander said:

    If an emp goes off every car on the road is disabled and your not getting around that with your “emp safe” vehicle

  2. Aiden Bailey said:

    An EMP simply kills each and every piece of technology in an area. Cars, lights, tvs, pacemakers, etc.

  3. Kipp West said:

    Got most of those, except the fuel capacity. 16 gallons does not go far.

  4. David Williams Jr said:

    If it uses electricity, it could get damaged. Modern vehicles are all controlled with a lot of electronics, so they more than likely wouldn’t run. Not necessarily, but very likely.

  5. Sean Mel said:

    You could have it stored inside a Faraday Cage. Other than that, it’s fucked

  6. Max Alexander said:

    My point is all other cars not in a whatever cage will be blocking your path

  7. Sean Mel said:

    It closes all circuits with every other circuit at the same time and fries everything

  8. Eric Beatty said:

    How strong of a magnetic pulse does it take to disrupt the flow of electrons in a circuit? Seems like that kind of pulse would do other kinds of damage too.

  9. Justin Brown said:

    Except the fact that there has never been a large scale emp to prove definitively what would happen to vehicles that have metal bodies.

  10. Tom Spartaski said:

    The effects of EMP vary according to several variables. There were EMP related incidents in the 1950s during the time period of nuclear bomb testing, ways the EMP skips through the ionosphere and can cause damage hundreds of miles away, but depending on atmospheric and magnetic conditions, vehicles as close as 25 miles were not affected. In many cases, the effect is entirely temporary. It causes a disruption in the vehicle ignition system, you restart the vehicle, and you drive on. Vehicles which were in areas shaded by large granite formations may be unaffected, as may be vehicles which were being serviced at the time of the EMP and had the ignition computers disconnected from batteries or external wiring.

  11. Tom Spartaski said:

    The article is pure speculative clickbait, with very little substantive information and the guy does not show the nuts and bolts of an actual EMP resistant vehicle. I seriously doubt he even has put any effort into an EMP resistant vehicle that he actually has or plans to use.

  12. Randy Barnhart said:

    The car, with all its structural metal parts, is basically a faraday cage anyway. What you have in the article and the comments is fear mongering.

  13. CR Ruderer said:

    Well you have that at least. For those who are interested in reading about the testing the link is there. Bye bye!

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