While traveling the massive exhibition grounds of the Geneva Motor Show 2017, we found this rather interesting prototype vehicle tucked away at stand 1224. Meet the Quant 48Volt, a fully electric concept by nanoFlowCell aimed at pushing the boundaries of electric motoring even further.
The low voltage super sports car is powered by cutting-edge flow cell propulsion technology, moving away from what the creators deem as “inherently dangerous high-volt drive systems”. In this setup, nanoFlowCell shows how this technology is able to facilitate a top speed of well beyond 300 km/h, and a potential driving range that surpasses the 1,000 kilometer mark.
The heart of this development is a very potent 300 kWh flow battery incorporating six nanoFlow cells. The battery’s power is then discharged to propel four low voltage synchronous motors with a total output of 560 kW (760 horsepower) and 2,000 Nm of torque per wheel. As a result, a 0-100 km/h sprint is done in just 2.4 seconds.
In terms of design the concept car features two doors that provide entrance to a total of four seats on the inside. Its long and low shape benefit the car’s drag coefficient significantly, with a relatively short overhang at the car’s rear. Judging from its long wheelbase the battery is situated in the middle of the car, giving it a nice center of gravity.
One of the features most incremental to its impressive driving range of beyond 1,000 kilometers is its low weight. Each of the 140 kW electric motors have a solid stator structure made of light alloy, giving it a huge weight advantage over today’s EVs. With the world premiere of this concept car, the fully electric car as an equivalent replacement of the ICE car in the near future became a whole lot more realistic. The question remains, what will it cost?
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