QUANT e-Sportlimousine Debuts at Geneva Motor Show – Range of 373 Miles
The zany NanoFlowcell QUANT e-Sportlimousine made it debut at the 2013 Geneva Motors and it surely won the award for the longest name on any concept on display.
Here’s some basic specs on the, let’s just call it e-Sport:
- Gull wing doors are 6.6 feet long
- Vehicle length 207 inches
- Wheelbase 206.5 inches
- Curb weigh 5,017 pounds
- Four electric motors (one per wheel)
- Total power output of 644 hp and 8,555 pound-feet of torque
- 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds
- Top speed of 236-plus MPH
From here on out, everything gets really radical, like how QUANT describes this nanoFLOWCELL system:
“[It] works like a combination of a battery and a fuel cell using liquid electrolyte, which is kept in two tanks and pumped through the cell. At the heart of the system is a membrane that separates two differing chemistries. A controlled exchange of charges releases energy for the electric powertrain.”
“Until now, flow cells based on redox principles have been too heavy and their energy conversion rates too sluggish for use in mobile applications.”
“This is where the nanoFLOWCELL technology opens the door to a broad palette of new technical opportunities. The improvements that have given the system such a major performance boost are the result of research into the quantum chemistry of electrolytic fluids. The most important innovation of the nanoFLOWCELL is in its significantly higher charge- and power-density thanks to an extremely high concentration of ionic charge carriers in the cell system’s electrolyte.”
Quant is apparently working with Bosch to get this nanoFLOWCELL system into production.
A few more specs/details:
- Total range of up to 373 miles
- Road-ready prototype expected in late 2014
- Commercialization by 2015
From the sign in Geneva next to e-Sport, we see the following:
“The new QUANT e-Sportlimosine – with its new powertrain and storage concepts – is a quantum leap in the development of electric mobility. Built around an extremely stable monocoque composed of carbon fiber structures, the four seater with gull-wing doors is an innovative and intelligent vehicle concept that delivers mobility free from exhaust gases. Four electric motors make each wheel a drive wheel. They draw their power from a completely from a completely new battery system that is guaranteed to draw attention of scientists and researchers around the globe. The nanoFLOWCELL energy storage system works on the tried and tested principles of the redox flow cell. The nanoFLOWCELL, however, extends the technical characteristics and possibilities of this technology to new heights. The most important innovation in the nanoFLOWCELL system is its significantly increased charge – and performance-density over other systems, thanks to an increase in the number of ionic charge carriers in the battery system’s electrolytes. In short: The Quant e-Sportlimosine is the beginning of a new age of electric mobility”
We welcome the new age of electric mobility. Bring it on.
Source: Car Scoops