A prototype presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014 for a “supercar” by NanoFlowcell AG powered by saltwater-filled flow battery.
The concept of the car, after all, is stupendously attractive. It has four motors—one for each wheel—powered by electricity generated from a process of filtering ionic liquid, or saltwater. The car carries the electrolyte fluids in two adjacent 200-liter tanks separated by a membrane. The fluids in each tank are slightly different, and it’s the reaction between them when they cross the membrane that creates electricity.
NanoFlowcell says its car can go for 370 miles on a single charge. It takes 2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour; has a top speed of 218 mph ; and peaks at 920 horsepower . The car has been approved for testing on European roads. Until road tests get underway, one cannot be sure of the capabilities of this car.