Nanoflowcell has unveiled the the world’s first electric car, that has been powered by saltwater. The Quant e-Sportlimousine (http://www.nanoflowcell.com/en#quant), has received the much awaited approval for testing in EU. The car is run by a special type of gasoline that is made with salt water.
According to Nanoflowcell, “ the Quant e-Sportlimousine can accelerate from 0-62 mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds and it has a driving range of up to 373 miles.”
The engineering of this super car is interesting. An electrochemical reaction is created by combining two liquids with metallic salts that act as an electrolyte. These solutions are then sent to a fuel cell, creating electricity that is stored in super capacitors and sent to the the Quant e-Sportlimousine’s four electric motors. However, when the car was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, it met with few harsh criticism from the critics, which propelled a subtle set back for the makers. But, with the all important approval, this car is taken the motor industry by storm now.
Nanoflowcell’s Nunzio La Vecchia emphatically states, “ “Transforming an initial prototype series-production vehicle that can be used around the world is a big challenge. We are certain that we can manage it with this established and experienced partner. We are extremely proud that as a small company we have developed such visionary technology and are now able to put it into practice. But this is only the beginning of our journey of discovery.”
Nanoflowcell has collaborated with Bosch Engineering, and hopes to release at-least four prototype in the near future. But, for now, the saltwater power has left auto enthusiasts amazed and hopeful, at the same time.