Skip to comments.What would be the real world problems with this car?
Posted on 07/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT by Jonty30
Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well have been the last we heard of the NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine. Promises of a magic bullet of energy storage, made by a three-month-old company, packaged with outlandish numbers like 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h), hinted, rather strongly, that this car's technology and performance would only exist on paper. Given that a similarly outlandish Quant car, centered in a similar black-walled booth, introduced by a very different Nunzio La Vecchia company, had vaporized years earlier, it seemed a responsible assumption that the e-Sportlimousine would do the same.
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Is there really enough energy contained in salt-water, even laboratory created salt-water to give these claimed performances.
Even if you can get a good level of performance from a car from this, would it work as well in a truck that needs diesel performance?
For the life of me, why does this get top billing in Breaking News?
There was no science category, which would have been my preference.
There wasn’t a science category to put it in. Sorry.
Science in CHAT
Thank you. If somebody wants to move the thread, they can.
He doesn’t expect to sell any cars nor does he even plan to go into production. This is PR to draw investors. If there were real-world benefits here he’d quietly make a deal with an established automaker.
The claimed performance stats does seem to be way out there. My general assumption is that if they were anywhere real, there would be a lot of interest.
But, although I have doubts, I couldn’t say for sure if salt-water had that much energy to draw out.
Only if you had an awful lot of it, and dropped it from a great height.
if the tech is viable... forget cars.
take that energy and use it to power homes directly.
I’m not sure either. The only application I’m aware of is for ocean survival gear with lights & radio beacons that automatically power up when immersed in salt water. They rely on a continuous flow of water to function, so the efficiency would have to improve by several orders of magnitude to be practical for high-power applications.
Websites that run a long video before letting you through to the content are SOP for scammers.
Clearly just another battery car.
Very expensive and very complicated would be my guess.
Powered by what the company called ‘nanoFLOWCELL’ technology. In essence, flow-cells combine characteristics of a traditional battery, and fuel cells. Electrolyte fluid is circulated around two cells mounted side-by-side. Between these cells is a membrane that allows electrons to pass through. The electrical current generated from this flow of electrons can be used to power a vehicleand that’s exactly how the e-Sportlimousine works.
Quant says the car has a torque output of “four times” 2,900 newton-meters (2,138 lb-ft), and the car’s acceleration figures certainly suggest there’s plenty of power. 62 mph is swept away in 2.8 seconds, and the car will press on to “over” 217 mph. The company claims several advantages of its flow-cell technology, but among them is energy density. A flow-cell of equivalent weight to a lithium-ion battery has five times greater performance.
Battery powered cars are not the problem here. The source of energy is not the energy that is stored in the battery, but the salt-water composition, which would be a denser source of energy.
It’s just a question as to whether salt-water has the potential to store the amount of energy that the car claims to perform at. I don’t think it does, but my knowledge of chemistry is insufficient to say for sure.
If you’ve that many Ah stored in that battery to get a car to go that fast, then yes, it should be repurposed for home power use. You could eliminate brown outs by equalizing the draw across 24 hours and never notice power losses due to bad weather.
With the Volt 10kwh can get you about 35 to 40 miles at up to 100 miles per hour. For a house, that’s a third to a quarter of the juice needed to power a small home. He’s bragging he can go faster and farther so he must have a battery that could output more.
I would be more impressed if it could go 300+ miles on one charge.
Out of Breaking News and into Chat where it belongs. Shudda done that in the first place.
It says that it can go almost 400 miles on one fill-up.
“a range of more than 600 km (373 mi).”
Sorry, I missed that part. Guess I need to pay closer attention.
The answer to the question in the headline is:
It doesn’t exist in reality
It may not exist because it’s not quite ready for the consumer market.
But if Europe, according to the article is testing it.
Probably a battery that weighs 12,000 lbs and has a 150 mile cable so the vehicle doesn't have to pull the weight...
But it does.....
After an in-depth inspection of the car, the German TÜV Süd in Munich handed over the official registration plate this week. Now the company will be able to test the car on public roads in Germany and Europe as it prepares it for series production.
Not much, just the laws of Physics and Thermodynamics.
This is likely crap.
Look to graphene for true battery advances.
Can it tow my 40ft 5th wheel? When I see battery run 18 wheelers then I might be interested in a battery car.