The Quant e-Sportlimousine: the high-end car that runs on sea water.
The Quant e-Sportlimousine, which has been approved for driving on roads throughout the European Union, is ushering in a new era of innovative design vehicles for the modern era that does not depend on fossil fuels that are harmful to the environment.
The vast majority of eco-friendly cars launched in recent decades are powered by electricity, but the Quant e-Sportlimousine is different because it is driven by an unusual source: salt water.
Many companies have tried to develop technology that allows vehicles to operate with salt water or fresh water in the past, but most have not been successful. Previous attempts have involved the electrolysis of water in hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen is then used as a fuel that burns oxygen to create energy and water. However, this method is not efficient in the least since more energy is needed to divide the water into its chemical components than that which is returned to the vehicle.
The developers of this new model, however, adopted a different approach to the use of water as an energy source. Instead, engineers replaced the traditional internal combustion engine powered by fossil fuels with an electrolyte flow cell power system. This innovative engine works with nanoflowcell technology that uses salt water to store electrolytes that are activated to produce a significant amount of electricity. According to the automakers, this new form of engine has the power to generate 920 horsepower.
While the model has been on the market and authorized to drive on European roads since 2014, it has not yet made its way into the mainstream. However, as the problems created by climate change continue to be more pressing, it is believed that this type of automobile will eventually enter the mainstream and even dominate the way in which vehicles will be fed in the future.