A new supercar uses saltwater to generate electricity to power its motors.
A new car "powered by saltwater" will soon be on seen on the roads in Europe," Break.com reports. Called the Quant e-Sportlimousine, the car that first made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor show has been certified for use in Europe.
So how does it work? Quartz explains that there are four motors for each wheel. Each motor is "powered by electricity generated from a process of filtering ionic liquid, or saltwater."
Despite depending on saltwater for power, the Quant e-Sportlimousine is no slouch on the road. Intelligent Living reports that the car still has a peak power of 920 horsepower and 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217.5 mph.
"The system is also extremely safe to operate and environmentally friendly," said Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technical officer at nanoFLOWCELL AG. "Most importantly, since there are almost no moving parts and it produces negligible waste heat, it has an efficiency of more than 80%. There has never been anything like it.”
The company will be testing the car on public roads in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Learn more about the Quant e-Sportlimousine in the video below.