2018 Quant 48Volt
One of the biggest problems with hybrid and electric cars is that they require high voltage, but nanoFlowcell has developed technology that allows low-voltage electric drive without the need for massive supercapacitors in a standalone system. This latest development is set to be showcased in the model you see here: the Quant 48Volt.
The car itself looks painfully similar to the 2014 Quant e-Sportlimousine with a 2+2 seating configuration, but what’s more important is the electric drive system that uses a lower voltage to deliver 560kW (750 horsepower) to all four wheels in a light, safe, and environmentally compatible vehicle.
This kind of power delivery from a low-voltage system is made possible by the brand’s ability to increase the size of the flow cell’s membrane surface, which multiplied the reaction surface of the cell without bringing on an increase in size.
With the ability to deliver so much power from such a low-voltage system, nanoFlowcell is boasting the increased safety inherent to the design. The way the system is structured, the poles of the flow cell can be touched without any risk – ultimately meaning that road users and first responders don’t have the risk of being shocked by high voltage in the event of a serious accident on the road. On top of that, the electrolyte liquids used for the flowcell aren’t flammable or explosive – something that can’t be said about the common lithium ion batteries that electric and hybrid cars on the road are using today.
This newest development and nonoFlowcell’s newest concept car is set to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, so let’s dive on in a take a quick look at what’s going on here.
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If ever there were a vehicle to arise from left field, the Quant e-Sportlimousine would be it. Digging in the archives reveals the car’s origins starting in 2003 as the brainchild of the La Vecchia brothers. Several prototypes were built, including one that was seen at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2010, but success hadn’t been ultimately achieved. That is, perhaps, until now.
Staring a proprietary battery-powered drivetrain, the e-Sportlimousine makes its debut at the 2014 Geneva show with the intent of revolutionizing the industry. It sounds easier than it likely is, but upon inspection of its nanoFLOWCELL powerplant, it just might have a shot. It’s a 912-horsepower electric car.
The heart of the car utilizes a three-tank system that stores two types of liquid electrolytes — one positively charged, the other negatively. The liquids are circulated through the center tank; a battery-like cell with a membrane separating it into two halves. An electrical charge is generated from that membrane as the two liquids swirl on either side of it. The system generates enough power to propel the car from zero to 62 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds and over a total range between 248 and 372 miles.
It’s obvious from the pictures the e-Sportlimousine isn’t just a boxy, test-mule science project – no, its quite the looker. The car is a substantially long, measuring 17.2 feet. It’s wide as well, measuring 7.2 feet across and its unique gull-wing doors are nearly 6 feet in length. Needless to say, this is a big car. But can its size be an indicator of how huge its technology will be to the automotive world? Click past the jump for what we know.
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