The Nanoflowcell Quantino is back at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. This time around, the Quantino is fully road legal and almost production ready. The Lichtenstein-based company have finally acheived European road licences for their first street-legal low-voltage EV. We took a closer look at the new technology which underpins the Quantino.
The Quantino recently managed a 14 hour non-stop run, its expected to achieve a range of 1,000 km between fill ups. The Quantino accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds and a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
The technology behind the Quantino is extremely interesting. Two tanks hold positive and negative ionic fluid. The electrolytes circulate through two separate cells and a “cold burning” takes place. Oxidation and reduction processes then produce electrical power for the drive train.
The nanoFlowcell battery is said to run 20-times further than a conventional lead-acid battery and 5-times further than the lithium-ion technology. This means 800 kilometres of driving range and potential competition for the Tesla Model S sedan! As the fuel cell runs on fluid it is easily refilled and the liquid is neither flammable nor toxic.
Every year, the results get better and better. The Quantino is said to be closer to production than ever before, although no decision has yet been made. It forms part of a 3 car range for the moment with the Quant E and the Quant F.