Saltwater Powered Car Runs 1,000 km On A Full Tank

The automobile industry has been looking for alternative power sources for decades as fossil fuels won’t last forever. Several countries are trying new fuels and technologies such as hydrogen cars, electric cars, organic ethanol based cars, solar cars and what not. Some car manufacturers have even found interim solutions like hybrid vehicles.

Today, we are going to talk about a new solution proposed by a German company, a solution that can help cars run on saltwater.

Yes you heard that right.

Saltwater Powered Cars – A New Development

While other technologies are gaining traction in some countries, a German company, NanoFlowcell, seems to have found the magic solution to the problem. They have developed cars which only need saltwater and can travel 2-3 times more than fossil fuel powered cars.

How Do Saltwater Cars Work?

Saltwater cars work very similar to Hydrogen powered cars. NanoFlowcell have come up with a way to utilize Hydrogen in cars without using high pressure systems. Their cars use saltwater. The saltwater is used to generate electricity and run the cars.

If you want to go a bit more technical, the cars have two tanks which are filled with dissolved metallic salts. These dissolved salts have opposite ionic charges which are then pumped through a membrane.

The chemical reaction which unites both molecular structures produces energy which is used to power the four electric motors, each of which powers one of the wheels, by utilizing the built-in super capacitors.

What Sort of Cars Have They Made?

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NanoFlowcell have developed three cars so far. The first one was a sports car followed by one consumer grade and a prototype.

Of course, most of us would be interested in the consumer which is also the most interesting among all models. And the best part? These cars have been approved for testing in Europe for quite some time now.

Consumer Grade: Quantino

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The company says the consumer grade model Quantino will be an affordable car. It boasts an 80kW electric motor (108 horsepower) which can send the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just five seconds.

Of course, it is not a racing car, but by utilizing the built-in batteries the car can increase its acceleration. The electric engine is capable of topping 200km/h while still working virtually silently.

Quantino is also the world’s first low voltage car which uses a mere 48-Volt drive.

The most interesting point about the Quantino is its mileage. It can achieve well more than 1,000 Km on a single tank. In a recent endurance test, the car was used to set a new world record where it managed to last for 14 hours and 3 minutes before the driver gave in due to exhaustion.

The two 159 litre tanks were still at 78 percent of their initial value when the driver stopped. The car traveled at an average speed of 74.8 Km/h during the endurance test.

Sports: Quant FE

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Quant FE utilises a 801kW electric motor (1,090 horsepower) reaching speeds of up to 300Km/h. The car boasts a 0 to 100 acceleration speed on only 2.8 seconds and an all-wheel drive.

Despite its racing horse nature, its two 250 litre tanks can manage an 800 km trip on a single fill.

The car weighs over 2,000 kgs but can still keep up with the McLaren P1 in terms of acceleration.

Prototype: Quant E SportLimosine

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Quant E Sportlimosine was the first prototype car which was showcased in 2014. It comes with a sports design and performance which is very similar to the Quant FE. Despite being a prototype model, the car is street legal and has been certified by the German Transport department.

The Quant E can travel up to 600 kilometers on a single tank, given its lesser tank capacity. It was the original car which became the basis for the Quant FE sports saloon and the Quantino mid-size car.

The all-wheel drive car comes with a 680kW (925 horsepower) electric motor. It has an amazing top speed of 380Km/h and the same acceleration as the Quant FE.

Why Haven’t Other Secure Hydrogen Systems Come to Market?

Other companies did develop some astoundingly cheap technologies to make use of Hydrogen in cars and other associated industries. But due to some unfortunate incidents none of them managed to go mainstream.

Previously, Japanese Genepax developed a way to turn water to Hydrogen but the company went bankrupt after releasing their first car. They still hold the patent to the technology which can split Hydrogen from water through a chemical reaction and produce oxygen as a by-product.

Stanely Allen Meyer also found a way to use hydrogen and oxygen to run cars and was allegedly poisoned in 1998 right after he met with some investors. According to his brother, he said “They poisoned me” before he collapsed after the meeting.

How Soon Can We Expect Saltwater Cars?

NanoFlowcell has manufactured multiple cars and do plan to produce a small batch of cars for the European market. The company has hinted that instead of producing cars, they will license the technology to current manufacturers and assist in the roll out of saltwater filling stations in all markets.

We can expect the technology to be incorporated in cars within the next few years if car manufacturers and NanoFlowcell strike a licensing deal. The technology is really promising and could well prove to be the future of the automobile industry. Given that how it uses saltwater, the best technology also seems environmentally friendly as well.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Jamal Shah

    So why we went against Agha Waqar, he dreamed similar stuff & tried his way to achieve it. But even Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman opposed him & did every thing not to help him in any further research… What a pity. If this is true than we owe oppology to him & try to support innovators, they may fail but failures are ateps toward success.

    • Hammad Mazhar

      It has been reported in many resources that Atta-ur-Rehman asked for an independent analysis of the technology used by Agha Waqar, due to the fact that the proposed ‘water-kit’ would violate the laws of physics, thermodynamics specifically. Despite repeated calls, Agha failed to appear and present his conceived technology to any independent researchers, calling into doubts his claim. The thing is, no one really opposes such inventions, if they are backed by credible research and logical findings. It is Agha’s own fault he did not present his work, it would had boosted its adoption had it been found to be scientifically sound. And no, just demonstrations of the car fitted with the kit, without any independent inspection does not count as credible.

      • Muhammad Imran

        kisi ko jaan se marney ki dhamki de do.. or bolo.. ke aya nahi.. :D

        • Hammad Mazhar

          Ah yes, the threat to kill conspiracy. Classic.

          • Awais

            At least give a threat to kill conspiracy a thought?

    • Ishtiaq

      You are right, i was thinking the same thing. Where’s Agha now? Does anyone about his whereabouts? Or he has been taken care of?

      • Muhammad Yasir

        that last point bro… not nice.
        at least not from you , man…

      • faaria

        last time i heard a news about him, he was being arrested for robbery -_-

        • Muhammad Imran

          hahahaha..

    • Jawad Ahmed

      Bro,here saltwater is used as fuel cell like hydrogen fuel cell…meaning energy will be transferred to it for storing (through charging or by any mean) and then will be used by car….in simple words rechargeable battery…As compare to lithium ion battery,hydrogen fuel cell,etc it is more economical(low cost,long mileage) ……

    • Sarfraz

      Read carefully, they are not using water, it is dissolved metal salts, it is different technology. Agha waqar was a crook who knew about how to make fool people and there was nothing practical about what he was doing, Use your brains please.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    how much will it cost to buy the quantino in this hel-hole called ‘Pakistan’ ?

    • Chacha Ramzan

      English Nahi Aandi Te Na Boleya Karo,
      Tuwada Bera Tarjay Allah Kar Ke!!

      • Ali Raza

        English say zada dehaan baat samjhnay ki taraf hona chaheye!

      • Muhammad Yasir

        jackas plz.

        and ur second sentence was completely incomprehensible !

  • Muhammad Yasir

    also , i’d like to know….

    ISNT saltwater like … a limited resource on earth ?! i mean , we ARE bound to run out of water sometime .. just like oil and coal etc .. right ?!

    • anas qamar

      Haha, no. You can not ‘run out of water’ just like that. Remember something called ‘water cycle’?

      • Muhammad Yasir

        yeah … that makes sense.
        thanks for your answer mate.

        i;d like to ask you , if extended use of water , esp by projects like this , can disrupt the water cycle somehow ?

        • anas qamar

          First of all, the article is a bit misleading. The saltwater powered car is not solely “powered” by the saltwater itself. The saltwater acts as a ‘battery’, not as an energy source. The fossil fuels act as an ‘energy source’. Technically, the battery carries the energy, but where the energy comes from and is stored in the saltwater is the actual ‘energy source’. So what this means is that the car mentioned above is no different from a Tesla, except that it has a saltwater flow battery instead of a typical Lithium-ion battery. Don’t confuse this saltwater with fossil fuels. This is not a replacement to the fossil fuels in the cars themselves, but an alternative that works on a different principle. The real advantage that this car (supposedly) has over a Tesla is that the battery won’t need “charging”, meaning that you can, technically, refill the battery within minutes. Another advantage is that the battery won’t degrade as much as other conventional batteries. The lithium-ion batteries degrade after around a certain number of recharges (every battery has this problem). Keep in mind that I am not sure if these claims are true or not. I am skeptical because a lot of scientists and engineers are researching on batteries and this is the type of battery that everyone is looking for (that’s why there should have been a number of news articles about this car – but there aren’t many).

          • Muhammad Yasir

            hmm. thanks for your extensive answer.

            since you mention that these so-called ‘saltwater’ cars STILL use fossil fuels (like petrol) as an energy SOURCE …. then isn’t tesla better off than these ? correct me if im wrong but , Teslas don’t use fossil fuels at all , right ? its just the battery for them (albeit all the chargning issues ) ?

            • anas qamar

              No, it depends on what you want the energy source to be. You can charge it from direct electricity (which is run on fossil fuels), or you can charge it using solar panels. The difference is that we didn’t have cars before that could conveniently carry the energy generated by the solar panels, and this would change that.

    • Hasnu

      About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Its all Salt Water, I wonder how you called it limited.. lol :P

      • Khawaja Atteeq

        Every thing that is countable is called limited, get use to of knowledge, some times, it helps

        • faaria

          name anything that is not limited by that logic.

        • junaidslife

          Lmao, smart ass honay ki bhi haad hoti hai. That’s an incredibly daft logic you presented mate.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            don’t start the odd argument bro.. im merely asking that if salt water is limited or not.

            • junaidslife

              I wasn’t sure if you were trolling or asking a stupid question. The answer to your question is Salt water or just water is unlimited, if we speak about the naturally occurring salt water(ocean water) it is 321,000,000 cubic miles in volume, now if you can fathom some how we are able to run out this I have news for you my friend that probably didn’t attend school or a science class that water can be easily created as opposed to fuel like coal, oil etc and actually in space programs is made as a by product by the fuel cells on board the space shuttles so figuratively or literally it is, unlimited.

              • Hammad Mazhar

                The saltwater this technology uses is not your sea saltwater. Its merely any liquid that has dissolved salts, can be water, can be any other liquid that can dissolve salts and keep them in ionic form i.e. as electrically charged molecules. The saltwater headline is misleading.

                • junaidslife

                  That’s what I figured as well, they are using electrolysis but obviously a far more efficient process.

              • Muhammad Yasir

                yeah.. thats what im talking about. thanks for the info.

                i did attend school btw , Beaconhouse O’level :D

      • Muhammad Yasir

        it IS limited , isnt it ?

        why cant people think ahead ??? if something is limited , it WILL naturally run out.

        you could be a gentleman in the 18th century and say there are way too many dinosaur fossils and stuff like that to run out , in order to cause oil/coal/fuel shortage. and we are going to face those shortages in the 21st century v.soon.

        now imagine , with the acceleration of technology , how much salt water might be consumed by devices designed along SIMILAR blueprints ?!

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      You are planning to live as long as the world breaths?

      • Muhammad Yasir

        no seriously man … this wasn’t a jest

        its like you’re saying the same thing about oil if u were in the 18th century…
        something along the lines of “you planning to live as long as all fossils are dug out”

        saltwater is limited , isnt it ? hell , water is limited … right ?

        • Usman Javaid

          The thing is that saltwater is a renewable resource and is virtually unlimited unlike fossil fuel. so we wont run out of saltwater quickly but if you consider the ever increasing hunger for energy then certainly we will run out of it. there is always a limit to which supply can keep up with demand. Until that limit is reached, we are gonna be fine.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        no seriously man … this wasn’t a jest

        its like you’re saying the same thing about oil if u were in the 18th century…
        something along the lines of “you planning to live as long as all fossils are dug out”

        saltwater is limited , isnt it ? hel , water is limited … right ?

        • Muhammed Ovais Alam

          In a world where countries/politicians think for their own benefits only, you’re proposing something else.

  • Muhammad Saeed

    April fools in June?

  • Desi

    Wonder what Dr Ata ur Rehman has to say about it …..

    • Lazy Sapper

      Dr Atta ur Rehman is an immmbecile who always made fun of ideas which involved running car with water. This is not a new technology. Several scientists silently invented technologies to run car with water and they were silenced forever by either threatening them to shhhut up or sending them to their graves. People made fun of them saying things like “look there is the guy who claims to run car with water. What an idddiot he is.”

      Regarding this car hitting consumer market, forget about it. It is not coming to market. Volkswagen made hybrid diesel-electric ‘Volkswagen XL1’ which was capable of giving 120 km per liter of diesel but that car never saw the daylight.

      People made fun of me when I said running car with water is possible. Now I can peacefully spppit on their worthless souls.

      • Shahid Saleem

        People made fun of them saying things like “look there is the guy who claims to run car with water. What an idddiot he is.”

        Well, of course they are idiots. No one has released opened their plans to run cars on water.

        So we are left with two conclusions:

        1. the plans are fraud and if they were available everyone would see there is no way to run car on water
        2.
        ALL THE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE who made water cars but could not get funding
        decided they want to take their knowledge to their graves instead of
        sharing it with public.

        I don’t think all inventors are selfish like that. So I think conclusion #1 is the real one.

        Of course, you disagree. But that is your way of thinking. It must be a conspiracy!!!! LOOOOL

        You said: “People made fun of me when I said running car with water is possible.”

        So
        show us your plans. Upoad them to github. Can you does that? Nopes.
        Jet Fuel can’t melt your conspiracy theories!!!! Your opinions aren’t
        even worth spit.