posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:26 PM
at best few cars will be knocked out by EMP.
there have been some test that showed many cars still ran after being exposed to a EMP
The U.S. EMP Commission tested a number of cars and trucks.
Those vehicles were tested up to the level that some sort of upset occurred, then further testing was stopped on that vehicle. In most cases, after
the initial upset occurred, the vehicle could be restarted. In most of the remaining cases where the vehicle could not be immediately restarted, a
latch-up had occurred in the electronics, and the battery could be momentarily disconnected to "re-boot" the electronics, and the vehicle could then
be restarted. (This temporary failure mode caused by EMP is something that almost never occurs in automobiles during a typical lifetime of operation.)
Only one of the vehicles tested could not be restarted after some minor work, and had to be towed to the shop for repairs.
remember to "re-boot" the electronics, after a EMP attack. i don't believe a solar EMP would ever be strong enough to affect cars. cars do not have
the antenna area to collect much of the pulse.
the power grid does have a massive antenna area and would be totaled.
In many cars i would cost you around $200 to buy a spare engine computer and store it in a grounded 20mm ammo can just in case. this would allow you
to drive till you ran out of gas. because of the large antenna area of the power grid in the US likely the gas stations would be unable to pump fuel
till the grid was repaired.