Quant e-Sportlimousine approved for EU roads
The DailyMail has posted an interesting article about the Quant e-Sportlimousine.
- The sports car that runs on SALTWATER: Vehicle goes from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds – and has just been approved for EU roads
- Quant e-Sportlimousine’s top speed is 217mph – equal to a McLaren P1
- The car uses a saltwater flow cell system to power four electric motors
- Water passes through membrane in tanks creating an electric charge
- Two 200-litre water tanks can provide a range of 373 miles (600km)
- The four-seater is 5.25 metres (0.4ft) long and 2.2 metres wide (7.2ft)
- Price and sale date yet to be confirmed, but may cost more than £1m
- Sports cars may not have the best reputation for being environmentally-friendly, but this sleek machine has been designed to reach 217.5 mph (350 km/h) – using nothing but saltwater.
- Its radical drive system allows the 5,070lbs (2,300kg) Quant e-Sportlimousine to reach 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, making it as fast as the McLaren P1.
- After making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, the saltwater technology has now been certified for use on European roads.
- The 920 horsepower (680 kW) Quant e-Sportlimousine uses something known as an electrolyte flow cell power system to power four electric motors within the car.
- It works in a similar way to a hydrogen fuel cell, however, the liquid used for storing energy is saltwater.
- The liquid passes through a membrane in between the two tanks, creating an electric charge. This electricity is then stored and distributed by super capacitors.
- The car carries the water in two 200-litre tanks, which in one sitting will allow drivers to travel up to 373 miles (600km).
- NanoFlowcell AG, a Lichtenstein-based company behind the drive, is now planning to test the car on public roads in Germany and elsewhere in Europe as the company prepares for series production.
- It claims the technology offers five times the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries of the same weight.
- ‘We’ve got major plans, and not just within the automobile industry,’ says NanoFlowcell AG Chairman of the Board Professor Jens-Peter Ellermann.
- ‘The potential of the NanoFlowcell is much greater, especially in terms of domestic energy supplies as well as in maritime, rail and aviation technology.’