Electric cars may be an increasingly common sight on British roads, but the new Quant e-Sportlimousine is no ordinary electric vehicle, ditching batteries for a new salt-water electrolyte and four electric motors.
The car’s ‘nanoflowcell’ works like a mix between a typical electric battery and a fuel cell, with electrolyte pumped through the cell to generate electricity. Though this may sound like the stuff of science fiction, the e-Sportlimousine has recently been granted road legal status in Germany, which is valid across Europe.
Even though this zero-emission machine does without a fire-breathing petrol engine, the Quant can blast its way to 62mph in just 2.8 seconds – as quick as the most powerful of petrol cars. And it should be able to keep going all the way to 230mph.
Helping to make this speed possible, the Quant will have as much as 912bhp and all-wheel drive, along with a pair of 200 litre tanks of salt-water electrolyte, which should let you drive up to 373 miles between fill-ups. Unlike typical electric cars you can simply top up the tanks when they run dry, so you don’t have to worry about running out of charge as with many electric cars with limited range.
Prices are yet to be confirmed, but it could cost more than £1m according to the Daily Mail. Take a look at the video below to see exactly what this four-seater, 5.25m-long machine has to offer: