Athletes drink Gatorade to make sure they don't get dehydrated and to replace their electrolytes so they can keep up their energy to perform at a high level. The fine folks at a car company called nanoFlowcell AG have come up with an amazing electric car that runs on a similar concept. The name of the car is the nanoFlowcell Quant F and this car essentially runs on saltwater. The company introduced their Quant E last year and it was the world's first electric car to run on saltwater.
This new technology might be difficult to understand but the concept works perfectly. There is no battery or fuel cell used here. The car's electric powertrain gets its juice from two tanks of ionic liquids. One liquid has a positive charge and the other has a negative charge. The liquids flow together and are combined with metallic salts that end up producing an electrolyte fluid that stores the energy that then provides power to the Quant F. Good thing somebody paid attention in science class.
The Quant F will certainly not sacrifice performance and will feature 1,075 horsepower! It will have a top speed of more than 186 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. On top of that, this sports car will be able to go about 500 miles on a full load of fluid. The Quant F will feature an electric drive system with a two-speed automatic transmission and four electric motors. It sounds like this sports car will be both fun and easy to drive.
The nanoFlowcell Quant F was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car. It looks almost identical to the Quant E although there have been some changes. The Quant F features Q-shaped headlamps and an active rear spoiler. It also features two double-wing safety doors that make it look really cool. The front axle can be disengaged so this car can feature either four wheel drive or rear wheel drive.
The Quant F is set to compete with the Tesla Model S P85D. One major drawback is that once the Quant F becomes available as a production model the price could be sky high. It could go for over $1 million at first, but hopefully the price would go down once the technology becomes cheaper. It seems like it would make more sense to develop a boat that runs on saltwater but this new concept might end up being the start of a whole new type of vehicle. Wouldn't it be easier if you could just pour some Gatorade directly into the car?