In the near future, that is, because the production of such interesting technology does take time – but at least according to the rumor mill there are ongoing discussions to make that happen.
Swiss battery technology research company Nanoflowcell has a very interesting liquid battery-powered concept car – the Quantino – and it appears they have recently hinted at being involved in serious discussions about putting that model into series production with a “large manufacturer that is not German”. Speaking to the media, Nanoflowcell technology boss Nunzio La Vecchia added the model could be rebranded, while the battery technology if proven successful could then be sold under license to other carmakers: “The car and the availability of refueling could be a reality in four or five years time.”
The Quantino was introduced during the 2015 Geneva motor show and has an electric motor with just 107 horsepower (80 kilowatts) and 148 pound-feet (201 Newton meters) of torque – but the 3130 pound (1420 kilogram) two-plus-two coupe can reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in just five seconds and up to 124 mph (200 km/h). More importantly, it has the Nanoflowcell power source – putting it simple it’s saltwater that has been “engineered by nanotechnology” – giving it in its current configuration a range of about 600 miles (966 km).