Does This Saltwater-Fueled Car Look City-Friendly to You?
New technological innovations in the auto industry promise a lot. To believe the press, cars could run on batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, water, solar panels, algae, air, electric coils buried in roads, or — the latest innovation — saltwater. Nanoflowcell’s saltwater-powered electric car, pictured above, was recently approved for testing on roads in Germany, after 14 years in development.
But will curing our addiction to oil really make cars that much better for cities? Ben Hamilton-Baillie, founding director of the UK-based Hamilton-Baillie Associates, a transport, traffic and urban design consultancy, isn’t so sure.
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