We’ve written about tires made of sugar, so it shouldn’t surprise you that we’re now telling you about a salt water powered car. But first let’s be clear. The car is actually an electric car. It’s just that the electricity is generated using salt water. And apparently, it’s now certified to be driven on European roads.
The company is nanoFlowcell AG based in Liechtenstein (a country whose history, by the way, is actually pretty interesting), and the technology is the nanoFlowcell. It’s secret is in in its ability to store energy efficiently. The car is called the Quant e-Sportlimousine and was showcased at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Not only does this car emit zero emissions but it also (and to some, more importantly) produces a significant amount of power:
- Top speed of 217.5 mph
- Acceleration of 0–100 in 2.8 seconds
- Maximum horsepower of 920
- Can be driven up to 373 miles on one tank
The company characterizes its technology as the “energy source of the future.” I guess time will tell!