‘Salt Water’ Powered Supercar Faster Than a McLaren P1, Given Approval For European Roads

By: | November 18th, 2014

Can a sports car be eco-friendly?

Sports cars are typically described as ‘cool’  but generally aren’t known for being environmentally friendly.

NanoFlowcell AG, a Lichtenstein-based company, is trying to change this perception with its ‘Salt Water’ Powered Supercar.


Quart e-SportsLimousine was designed to reach 0-60mph (100 km/h) in only 2.8 seconds – using nothing but saltwater

At 5,070lbs (2,300 kg), Quant e-Sportlimousine captures the energy of the ocean with ‘salt-powered’ ion battery technology. The electric motor can reach up to 217.5 mph (350 km/h) and travel up to 373 miles (600km) in one trip.


The system works similarly to hydrogen fuel cells but the fuel source is saltwater.

The car made its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. It runs on state of the art flow cell batteries that use a special formula of ionic charge-carrying salt water as its storage medium. Chemical compounds (salts) are stored in two 200 liter tanks in the rear of the Quant. The liquid is channeled through a membrane between two electrodes creating an electric charge, where this electricity is then stored and distributed by super capacitors.

The result is a super powerful, zero emission car!

Recently this saltwater technology was approved for use on European roads.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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