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nanoFLOWCELL and the 900 HP Car Running on Salt Water

Fresh off its debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, we now have more details about the QUANT e-Sport Limousine, an all-electric sports car that is powered by salt water. The vehicle was presented in concept form by nanoFLOWCELL at the Geneva Auto Show, and many assumed that it was nothing more than a prototype. Though a car that runs on salt water sounds far-fetched, the vehicle actually works and was just authorised for on-road testing in Germany. While the car’s approach and design may be highly unconventional, the intelligent and talented engineers at nanoFLOWCELL seem determined to pull this off, even if it means reconsidering some of the basics they learned as part of their auto mechanic training.

The future is here

So how does it work? What we know at the moment is that the QUANT e-Sport Limousine is powered by four electric motors (one per wheel), an innovative drive-train concept and two independent tanks that can contain up to 400 litres of salt water. The engine takes a highly-charged solution as well as a low-charged one, then pumps them at the same time on the opposite sides of a membrane. This generates electricity, which is then stored in capacitors until it is used. When you put all of this together, what you have is a car that can produce up to 912 horsepower, meaning in theory it should be able to keep up with a Ferrari or a McLaren.

Essentially, this means that the QUANT e-Sport Limousine is self-reliant, as it can produce its own energy while in movement. One problem with electric cars, of course, is that they need to be charged regularly and that charging stations are few and far between. With this ingenious salt water solution, nanoFLOWCELL is hoping to introduce an entirely new variable into this equation. While QUANT e-Sport Limousine still has a long way to go, some experts say that it could enter production as early as 2015 or 2016.

Tons of appeal

Tons of appeal

With its gull-wing doors, slick overall design and intriguing electrolyte flow cell power system, it’s easy to see that the car possesses tons of appeal. With performance figures of 0 to 100 km per hour in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 380 km per hour, the QUANT e-Sport Limousine is built to impress car aficionados, students of auto mechanic schools and professionals of the industry. Interestingly enough, the salt water technology that powers the car was inspired by a system developed in 1976 by NASA and the American space program, which only adds to the vehicle’s mystique.

We can’t wait to see more of nanoFLOWCELL’s car of the future. If you’re interested in auto careers, make sure to keep an eye out for the QUANT e-Sport Limousine!

Categories: ATC News, Surrey
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