NanoFlowcell is the stunning startup trying to make energy from ordinary salt water. A revolutionary new battery chemistry is at the heart of the firm’s products to date. Cars like the super-exotic Quant F — a four-seater with gorgeous gullwing doors opening the entire bodyside. Looking like a stretched Porsche 918 Spyder, the main quant prototype is still a stunner.
But what about production feasibility? FOr that, the plan has evolved into this slick electric hatchback. A premium model aimed right at the BMW i3, the QUANTiNO majors on realistic goals. Four electric motors — one at each corner — share around 125-horsepower equivalent, with a range of about 250 miles (we estimate).
It will be all about eco-chic for the considered production run: appealing to a stylish urban commuter who values luxury and exclusivity alongside the latest green tech.
The production-ready model is teased in yellow below — and is virtually identical to the blue concept.
2016 nanoFlowcell QUANTiNO
nanoFlowcell AG: QUANTiNO débuts as the first production-ready low-voltage electric vehicle equipped with the nanoFlowcell® powertrain
As the first street-legal low-voltage EV of the QUANT series, the QUANTiNO with nanoFlowcell® powertrain is premiering in its “near standard” configuration at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Following further pre-production tests during the first half of 2016, nanoFlowcell AG is now considering a small-batch production run.
Schaan/Lichtenstein, 02 February 2016 – nanoFlowcell AG has announced it will be at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show presenting the development progress achieved with its QUANT range of models and their nanoFlowcell® powertrain technology. The nanoFlowcell AG exhibition stand in Hall 1 will be showcasing not just the QUANT E but also and especially the QUANT F Evolution sports model – reconfigured to near-production standard – and the newly developed city sports model QUANTiNO.
Starting its career as a mere concept vehicle in 2015, the QUANTiNO has been completely revised.
Featuring the nanoFlowcell® powertrain integral to its credentials as a low-voltage car, this model heralds the next generation of electric vehicles. Rated at just 48 volts and with an output of 80 kW / 109 HPmetric split between four electric motors, the all-wheel drive QUANTiNO represents a significant improvement on the one-fill, one-charge range achievable with electric vehicles. As in the case of the QUANT FE, production of the modular-designed QUANTiNO in a small-batch run is essentially possible, with a feasibility study due this year to provide the basis for the final decision.
- All-wheel drive via 4 three-phase induction motors, torque vectoring for optimal drive torque distribution
- peak power: 4 x 25 kW (136 PS)
- Nominal voltage: 48 – 52 V
- Tank capacity: 2 X 175 l
- Top speed: 200 km/h
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
- wheelbase: 3,198 mm
WHEEL AND TIRES
- front: 235/30 R22″
- rear: 235/30 R22″
- rolling resistance optimised
- width: 1,930 mm
- length: 3,910 mm
- height: 1,335 mm
THINK AFFORDABLE.PRICED AT THE LEVEL OF TODAY’S COMPACT CARS.
Meet the youngest member of the QUANT family: the new QUANTiNO. An innovative electric vehicle for the mass market, powered by nanoFlowcell®. A sporty and dynamic car, the stand-out feature is undoubtedly the low-voltage drivetrain. Even at only 48 volts rated voltage, a combination of nanoFlowcell®, buffer system, and four electric motors generates 4 x 25 kW/136 HP, giving the QUANTiNO a top speed of more than 200 km/h. With two 175-liter tanks, the QUANTiNO has a range of over 1,000 kilometers, fully electric and without harmful emissions. 3.91 meters long, the little 2+2-seat brother of the QUANT E and QUANT F appeals with its unique design and the striking detail of 22-inch wheels that literally make it stand out in its class. If there is one.
The QUANT FE is a thoroughbred sports car with a coupé-ish 2+2 design, whose nanoFlowcell® powertrain aligns perfectly with its sporty DNA. The 801 kW (1090 HPmetric) in its veins accelerates this electric street racer from 0 to 100 km/h (approx. 62.5 mph) in a fleeting 2.8 seconds. What’s more, the energy needed for this kind of oomph is produced by the onboard power plant in a sustainable and toxicologically completely harmless process. The E in the name QUANT FE stands for Evolution, indicating the advanced state of development of the vehicle to near-series maturity. In particular, the interior of the QUANT FE has been completely redesigned with a keen eye on the homologation requirements.
About nanoFlowcell AG
Established towards the end of 2013, nanoFlowcell AG is an innovative research and development company headquartered in Lichtenstein. The focus of the research work performed by nanoFlowcell AG is on flow cell powertrain systems. Aside from further developing its QUANT range of vehicles, the company is also investigating possible applications of its nanoFlowcell® technology in other sectors and industries. To this end, two companies were founded in 2014, nanoProduction GmbH and nanoResearch SA, both wholly owned subsidiaries of nanoFlowcell AG.
For all the latest information on the development progress of the nanoFlowcell® system and the QUANT product family, please visit our website at www.nanoflowcell.com
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