The salt water powered car which made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show has got European approval. This will allow the company to test the car on the roads. The car is named the Quant e-Sportlimousine and is powered by the salt water. It uses an electrolyte flow cell power system and can go as fast as 217.5 mph (350 km/h). The company claims that the car comes with the peak power of 920 horsepower (680 kW) and can reach 100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds.
“We are delighted as pioneers to be able to present an automobile driven by flow cell technology on public roads, and one which achieves not only fantastic performance values but also zero emissions, a projected top speed of over 350 km/h (217.5 mph), acceleration from 0-100 in 2.8 seconds, a torque of four times 2,900 Nm (2,139 lb-ft) and a range of more than 600 km (373 mi)” said Nunzio La Vecchia, the visionary behind the development of the sports car.
The official registration plat was handed over by the the German TÜV Süd in Munich and this will allow the company to test the cars on public roads.
In an interview, La Vecchia stated the benefits of the NanoFlowercell system:
“The power density of the nanoFLOWCELL® at 600 W per kilogram or per litre is greater than any comparable system; five times greater, to be specific. That means you can drive five times further with our system than you can with a conventional battery system, including the most state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. The system is also extremely safe to operate and environmentally friendly. Most importantly, since there are almost no moving parts and it produces negligible waste heat, it has an efficiency of more than 80%. There has never been anything like it.”