Finally there is a saltwater car, and it competes with any super-car on the market.
After it was first unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, nanoFlowcell’s Quant e-Sportlimousine saltwater car has now been certified for use in Europe. The sports car which basically runs on saltwater, can make 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 350 km/h.
The 2,3 ton car is as fast as the McLaren P1, but contrary to most, if not all, cars with similar performance capabilities, the Quant e is entirely environmentally-friendly. The car is pushed by batteries that work like Hydrogen fuel cells, but stores electrical energy in saltwater instead.
The liquid passes through a membrane between two 200 liter tanks, creating electricity which is stored and distributed through supercapacitors to propel the car up to 600 km on a single full tank.
The car includes seats for four, and measures 5.25 meters in length, 1.35 meters in width, and sits on top of 22 inch wheels. The electrolyte flow cell of the Quant e-Sportlimousine can generate up to 920 horsepower, or 680 kW, using only saltwater.
The Quant e was developed by the Liechtenstein-based company nanoFlowcell AG, and won’t be up for sale until further tests prove the car effective, street safe, efficient and trouble-free. The company announced that it will be testing prototypes on German roads and elsewhere in Europe, while trying to find a way to integrate fueling stations into cities.
Even though no sale price has been revealed by nanoFlowcell, experts estimate the car to hit the streest with a $1.7 million price tag.