912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water
912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water 912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water
jul 21, 2014

912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

912 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water
all images courtesy nanoFLOWCELL




making its official debut at the 2014 geneva motor show in march, the QUANT e-sportlimousine has now been officially approved by tüv süd in munich for use on public roads. built around a monocoque composed of carbon-fibre structures, the intelligent four seater electric sportscar boasts gull-wing doors and features an innovative drive-train concept with four electric motors (one per wheel). it draws power from nanoFLOWcell, an electrolyte flow cell power system that works on the principles of the redox flowcell, which was developed in 1976 for NASA and the american space program. thanks to this technology, the vehicle delivers a driving range of up to 600 km, and is powered exclusively by salt water. packed with a 912 horsepower engine, the EV hypercar also reaches blistering performance figures of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 380 km/h.



video courtesy nanoFLOWCELL

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water



measuring more than 5.25 meters, a width of more than 2.2 meters and a height of 1.35 meters, the QUANT e-sportlimousine exterior design runs long with harmonious lines and a roof line that spans from the windscreen across the entire length of the car to the wing-like, sculptured rear end. influenced by eagle wings, the two unusually long gullwing doors cover the complete front and rear seating areas, eliminating the need for a B-pillar.

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

front view with extended gull-wing doors

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

side view

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

top view

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

rear view

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

rear 3/4 view

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water

wood, copper, and leather dominate the interior design

900 horsepower QUANT e-sportlimousine runs exclusively on salt water
two carbon fiber monocoque-like rows of seats reflect a jet-cockpit style

  • It’s a beautiful car and it would be great to have, but getting electricity only salt water is impossible.
    Another thing is that a series of electrodes that are really going to bring power to the motor, serving the electrolyte salt water use.
    And if it works for hydrogen gas to get that, you would need to provide more energy.
    In the same vehicle or (better and cheaper economically and technically) at home or in a garage, for example …

    Turriano says:
  • While its impressive in numbers I would prefer the same car with half the power but twice or more possible driving distance. I dont get this obsession with power as if it makes the driving experience any better in reality. If I dont have to fill up as often I get a real advantage and 456bhp is still plenty even if you happen to live in Germany, where you actually get to experience the high bhp you pay for.

    The only reason they have such high bhp I think is that otherwise nobody would talk about it and it wouldn’t warrant the undoubtably sky-high price if this ever becomes a reality.

    Technology-wise its totally fascinating if it works as advertised!

    Armin says:
  • I’m assuming this is a proposed concept that doesn’t yet function as claimed, right? Otherwise, I’m a little confused here. Or is this a hybrid? Copy states 4 electric motors then also states a 912 hp engine. Does the salt water supply battery power to the motors while the engine uses conventional fuel? Did I miss something? It’s certainly wrapped in a beautiful package.

    Marc D. says:
  • If you google Nunzio La Vecchia TUV, you can see a bunch of media outlets that are saying German TUV has approved the car. There are also a bunch of videos on YouTube if you click the video. The car was actually featured at Geneva, but only as a prototype.

    Pip says:
  • For me this is a nice advertise, that’s it. No engine shown, no specific scheme of how it should work… Let’s say, good commercial, but where is the real juice of that?

    Paolo Z. says:
  • Amazing concept! I love the dramatic storyline, as Armin said it would be great to see if it works as advertised!

    Deidra says:
  • Looks and ‘sounds’ amazing, but something in the copy also worries me: “Imagine a car that runs on the most essential of liquids”. Whilst being stunned, I’m trying not to imagine what will happen if cars use up all of our ‘most essential’ liquids. ‘Most abundant of liquids’ perhaps would seem less risky.

    Liam says:
  • NIce design but why do they hype something that doesn’t work? Seriously why do liberals lie and try to sucker the public. If and when salt water power is perfected I think CNN and others would cover it.

    Its insulting and offensive to lie to customers is it not!! Imagine if steak houses and seafood resturants acted the same as the media, lying and pretending = bankruptcy with all businesses in the end. One more reason why newspapers are failing while they pretend the internet is costing them sales and for several reasona they can’t sell online either.

    Gorilla Punch says:
  • Runs on salt water? Cannot be what we get from the ocean. It must be a special salt water mixture?

    Glenn Kromminga says:
  • This project is too good to be true, I’m not saying that it is impossible (I’m not into science stuff) to achieve a car as great as the prototype, but the saltwater thing sounds like gibberish to me and what kind of recharge stations would it be? Saltwater pumps 😛
    If this “prototype” is really coming the price, would be astronomical so only a small amount of people would have the money to buy it.

    AnotherGuy says:
  • Salt water is a fake ! an innovative drive-train concept with four electric motors (one per wheel) – is truth. ITs absolutely free energy driving the electric motor. One Russian scientist – V.V. Shkodin has developed this motor based on electro-magnetic field / ether. His development was stolen and now will be produced using different concepts and names.

    freeenergy says:
  • The car is undoubtably beautiful, but apart from that, the only thing it has is a supposedly revolutionary battery.
    It may be that this battery is more efficient and cheaper than any other, but I have serious reservations about that, quite apart from the fact that it seems to require large amounts of vanadium which, while not being very rare, happens to be highly toxic, maybe even deadly.

    To pretend that all the energy comes from salt water is nothing short of misleading, if not outright fraudulent. No energy, NONE AT ALL, is going to come from salt water, and this battery, assuming it works at all, will have to be recharged like any other.
    The energy for recharging this battery will have to be produced somewhere, presumably in a coal fired power plant, which will, in fine, amount to more pollution than using gasoline.
    Coal is the WORST enemy of the environment and kills more people every year than the atomic bomb ever did.

    There is NO free lunch!

    Georges-Émile April says:
  • If the huge boats from US Navy can work on salt water, why not a car!! I hope this come true!! And then make an cheap car with 100-150 horse power 😉

    David says:
  • Now hear this, only ignorance can make anybody believe such rubbish.
    Nothing works (or will ever work) on salt water alone.
    Not a car, not a ship, not a plane, NOTHING.
    This has been a known fact for 200 years or so.

    Georges-Émile April says:
  • Its a SCAM, google the for the inventors name and you’ll find he did the same scam and got away with millions of dollars hyping a Solar powered car that he said could run indefinitely.
    This prototype is just a full scale model of an idea. It doesn’t even contain the over hyped power train, that is yet to leave the drawing boards.
    The tanks for the electrolyte to be pumped through the fuel cell would be several times bigger than the whole car!!
    Unfortunately many people will be influenced by the media hype to invest in this scam and the con artist will get away with more millions.

    Femi O says:
  • It does’t run exclusively on salt water. It relies on an electrochemical reaction between salt water and another solution that interact between a membrane as they exchange electrons. Those electrons create electricity which is then stored in a bank of batteries. So basically it runs on salt water and some other unnamed solution. Which I hope isn’t toxic or extremely expensive.

    bennet says:
  • It is a scam, nothing more!

    Georges-Émile April says:
  • It doesn’t run on salt water at all, in the sense that a conventional car runs on gas. You can’t drive down to the sea and fill ‘er up.

    It runs on the electricity that you feed it to charge its battery – just like a Tesla or Leaf or Volt. The only thing new is that the battery uses two liquids to store the charge you pump into it, rather than two solids like other electric car batteries.

    Here is a video that makes it pretty clear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Uk0GQNgtqg

    It’s painful and a bit hilarious to see people who ought to know better say that this car, as this site headlined it, “runs exclusively on salt water”.

    Ken Winter says:
  • Thank you Mr. Winter for this video which confirms my initial guess that the only invention here is the actual battery.
    It may well be that this battery’s life is essentially unlimited. However, a battery IS NOT A SOURCE of energy but merely a means to store energy. If this battery is a success, and assuming it can be made economically, it could play an important role in integrating wind and solar power sources into the regular electric grid.
    However, it will ALWAYS require MORE energy to recharge it than what it will give back when discharging.
    On the other hand, 400 litres of salt water loaded with some solution, will weigh about half a ton, which makes putting it in a car a questionable idea. The same thank, full of diesel fuel, would probably give you around 7000 km (about 4300 miles) of autonomy.
    I also agree with you that it is “painful and a bit hilarious” that anyone could actually believe that anything can run on salt water.
    I smell a scheme to separate investors from their money by promising mouth watering returns.
    When it does not produce the promised profits, the promoters will be able to blame the oil companies, while pocketing their victims cash.
    Some might say that those dumb enough to believe such rubbish deserve what they get.
    Ignorance and greed are a dangerous mix.
    Personally, I am not so callous, and I would favour the creation of some sort of SPDI (Society for the Protection of Dumb Investors), akin to what we have to protect so called “dumb animals”.
    Those who try to take advantage of them should be harshly punished!

    I feel very alone 🙁

    Georges-Émile April says:
  • They should develop an engine which runs on renewable propane, like the type processed from modified bacteria such as E. coli

    wsx says:
  • wait.. what is everyone arguing about? have you noticed the small fact that there is a technology which allows cars (and possibly other devices) to run on salt water??!! this is sc-fi awesomeness!

    Diana says:

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