Sunday February 05, 2017

760-HP Supercar Concept Runs on Electrolyte Fluids

This car may be the very definition of "concept" due to its novel fuel source, but it would be pretty cool to have to pay only a nickel a gallon, 40 of which could let you go for 600 miles. Aside from being electrolyte-powered, NanoFlowcell’s Quant 48Volt is trying to make a name for itself with its 760-HP engine and capability of reaching 62 MPH in under 3 seconds.

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NanoFlowcell, which has been touting its electrolyte-liquid-powered sports cars, will premiere a concept version of its Quant 48Volt at this year's Geneva Motor Show next month. The Liechtenstein-based company is developing an engine powered by batteries that run on electrolyte liquid آ– otherwise known as flow batteries. They have some promise and purport to solve some of the issues of conventional batteries, but we've yet to see any proof beyond the company's estimates. Take the rest of this report with a pinch of salt, perhaps two. The numbers thrown out by NanoFlowcell are pretty impressive. The Quant 48Volt's motor will deliver 760 horsepower that will propel the all-wheel-drive car from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a tidy 2.4 seconds. And the car will have a top speed of about 180 miles per hour.