While these claims could be a bit over the top it does seem that there is something special about this car. This car is much different than all the rest.
This car is known as the AG Quant e-Sportlimousine and it functions like a hydrogen fuel cell allowing it to use salt water as if it were gas. It holds four electric motors and about two 200 liter tanks for the saltwater. This allegedly allows it to travel for about 373 miles at a time.
Daily Mail reported as follows in regards to this vehicle:
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.’
The prototype for this supercar was shown back in 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. While Nunzio La Vecchia NanoFlowcell’s founder says this prototype will be much different from the one he showed back in 2009 that never made it anywhere else we have yet to know for sure where this whole idea is going. Many people are skeptical if they will ever see a salt water powered car on the roads at all, but only time will tell.
That being said, the Quant E-Sportlimousine has been approved for use on European roads so we know lots of progress has been made whether it is being kept seemingly in the dark or not. Claims have been made that this car can go from 0-62 mph in under three seconds and that its top speed will be over 200 mph. That would make it faster than the Tesla S by almost 100 mph but also sounds a bit extreme, wouldn’t you say?
While no set price has been named for these cars in the future it does seem they will cost a pretty penny, most likely over one and a half million dollars. With a price tag like that, I doubt they will ever be popular as sad as that may sound. To learn more about this vehicle check out the videos below. While salt water powered vehicles would be great until they’re affordable, a switch won’t be made.