NanoFlowcell Quantino To Enter Production This Year?

1 year ago by Mark Kane 12

NanoFlowcell Quantino

NanoFlowcell Quantino

NanoFlowcell refueling

NanoFlowcell refueling

NanoFlowcell, a Swiss company who for a few years promised a special type of flow batteries, will be present at the Geneva Motor Show with more models.

First is the street-legal, near-production ready QUANTiNO, which debuted last year (see photos and videos).

It’s quite a strange vehicle, because of its low-voltage system – at 48 V like golf carts. And there are four motors – 20 kW each for a total 80 kW (2015 concept had four 25 kW motors).

NanoFlowcell states that QUANTiNO could enter limited production, but we are very cautious:

“Following further pre-production tests during the first half of 2016, nanoFlowcell AG is now considering a small-batch production run.”

On the stage will also be a new concept called QUANT F Evolution (QUANT FE) “reconfigured to near-production standard“.

Quant Quantino

Quant Quantino

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.

QUANT FE

Quant F

Quant F

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.

While we are still not sure about NanoFlowcell’s future and mystery high-energy and high-power dense flow batteries, there is a short video with one of the Quant prototypes in Zurich:

RARE SIGHT: 2016 Quant F NanoFlowCell Car Spotted ON THE ROAD in Zurich! (Better Quality) 

We already uploaded this video but we promised a better quality video so here it is! What a rare sight: we spotted a Quant F NanoFlowCell car on the streets of Zurich doing a FAST acceleration! The Quant F NanoFlowCell car debuted last month at the Geneva Motor Show and is now spotted on the road driving around!”

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12 responses to "NanoFlowcell Quantino To Enter Production This Year?"

  1. Philip d says:

    What’s the range?

    1. ffbj says:

      Around 350 miles. Cost: a cool million. Just in case you were wondering.

      1. R.S. says:

        So its claimed, it should be more like 35 miles in real life.

  2. Frank says:

    Depends on the Type of Battery they put into that thing instead of that pixi dust driven NanoFlowCell 😉

    Nunzio la Vecchia is still a Con Artist.

    Just look into all the press he got since 2009.
    (Not for his cars, for all the lawsuits and former business partners that ran away)

    Just watch the current video on his website.
    The Car only accelerates like a golfcar an the perception of speed is given by putting the camara so close to the car that you can see the serial number of the door handles 😉

    And then these ridiculous sound effects 😉
    This Project is only designed to produce a steady “Flow” of gullible investors.

    1. Tom says:

      “Nunzio la Vecchia is still a Con Artist.”

      Exactly, see my comment below.

      Every time the press gives a stage for this con artist he will defraud more people.

  3. Someone out there says:

    So not a single independent entity has tested/verified the car yet and it’s supposed to be going to production? All available information about this car either comes from NanoFlowcell directly or are rewritten press releases in car mags. No, it doesn’t pass the smell test.

    Second, assuming it actually did go into production, who would buy it? Where would a prospective buyer refuel this car? There are exactly zero flow cell refueling stations around. The situation is even worse than for hydrogen fuel cells since no other car manufacturer has shown any interest in this technology.

    1. kosee says:

      Yeah if it works. And that’s a big if that flowcell refuEling stations better be cheap to build and show up quick otherwise never mind. Or can you plug this in as well?

  4. jstack6 says:

    Makes a Tesla S seem like a bargain in many ways.

  5. Tom says:

    Why does a reputable blog like InsideEVs still talk/write about this company?

    The CEO is a convicted con artist (google for various articles in European press, he defrauded investors with solar and this car project more than once).

    http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zentralschweiz/nunzio-l-47-erschlich-sich-44-mio-von-goldkuesten-grosi-der-falsche-physiker-und-sein-solar-wunderauto-id2477217.html

  6. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “NanoFlowcell Quantino To Enter Production This Year?”

    No.

    Who was it who pointed out recently that if a headline asks a question, the answer is always “No”? Well, almost always.

    This car will go into production somewhat after pigs fly and Hades freezes over. I can’t state as absolute fact that NanoFlowcell is a scam, but: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s most likely a duck.

  7. Mikael says:

    Awesome… 🙂 I know about the reputation of the CEO but even then it’s interesting to see if they could pull this off (or if it’s just a scam).

    It’s kind of like watching Andrea Rossi and his e-cat that is supposed to be some kind of “cold fusion” and revolutionize the energy sector forever.

    1. kosee says:

      Yeah that’s the whole deal with this… you want it to succeed but it probably won’t really happen. Ah well tesla has made some scifi dreams come true already, we can’t have it all right?