The invention of the internal combustion engine 130 years ago marked the start of automobile-driven mass mobility. There are now around 1.2 billion vehicles registered and roughly 90 million new vehicles are produced each year. Annual CO2 emissions from internal combustion engines are approximately three billion tonnes. The collateral damage inflicted on society and the environment are utterly incomprehensible.

Sports cars may not have the best reputation for being environmentally-friendly, but this sleek machine has been designed to reach 217.5 mph (350 km/h) – using nothing but saltwater. Its radical drive system allows the (2,300kg) Quant to reach 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, making it as fast as the McLaren P1.

After making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, the saltwater technology has now been certified for use on European roads.

The 920 horsepower (680 kW) Quant uses something known as an electrolyte flow cell power system to power four electric motors within the car. It works in a similar way to a hydrogen fuel cell, however, the liquid used for storing energy is saltwater. The car carries the water in two 200-litre tanks, which in one sitting will allow drivers to travel up to 373 miles (600km). No price or sale date has yet been revealed, but some experts suggest it could cost more than $1.7 million. The technology offers five times the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries of the same weight.

Huge potential for energy supplies in maritime, rail and aviation technology.

The liquid passes through a membrane in between the two tanks, creating an electric charge. This electricity is then stored and distributed by super capacitors.

Since it was founded in 2013, nanoFlowcell has concentrated on the research and development of this innovative energy storage technology and is the pioneer in the technical adaptation of flow cell technology for mobile application in vehicles.

Starting on the basis of a NASA patent from 1976, nanoFlowcell has achieved significant progress in the charging and conduction capabilities of electrolyte liquids that can justifiably be described as revolutionary.

"Our research and development team has shown courage by forging new ways in the research of flow cell technology that leading scientists dismissed just a few years ago as dead ends. We have proven ourselves in the face of all doubters and developed a technology that will change the world."

They developed the first low-voltage sports cars powered by flow cell energy.

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