Quant Quantino & Quant F – Live Images From 2015 Geneva Motor Show
nanoFlowcell AG unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show its two latest models – red Quant F (see description here) and blue QUANTiNO (see description here), with a third model silver QUANT E from 2014 sitting somewhere aside.
- range up to 800 km (500 miles)
- power 800 kW
- top speed 300 km/h (186 mph)
- range up to 1000 km (620 miles)
- power 100 kW
- top speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
On the stage, everything was glamor, although we are a little concerned if nanoFlowcell technology with flow batteries really works – at least we question the performance and range claims of 800-1000 km (500-620 miles) of range.
Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical Officer (seen in the photos) said in the interview that the first prototypes already are being tested and are doing well:
“Question: Critics claim that flow cell technology cannot be sufficiently advanced for it to be deployed in any meaningful way in the automotive sector. What do you say to this?
Nunzio La Vecchia: That’s an interesting assertion. I would have loved to have seen these critics at the roadside as I spent a whole morning driving the QUANT E around Zurich in February – I would have waved to them with a smile as I swept past them. But seriously – the QUANT E is already up and running with the nanoFlowcell® on public roads and on test and race tracks in Germany and Switzerland. The performance figures are exceptional. The acceleration is phenomenal – and without any harmful emissions. I’m fully convinced that the nanoFlowcell® is headed for a positive future.”
The next step will be homologation of Quant F “in preparation for series production“.
nanoFlowcell is looking beyond the automotive sector and is considering IPO:
“The potential applications for the nanoFlowcell® cover a very diverse range, and not only in the automotive sector. For this reason, we have extended our research and development activities into other fields and industry sectors. The flow cell technology is also of interest for sectors like aerospace, railways and shipping, road haulage and housing construction and building services. Initial talks exploring opportunities for cooperative ventures with leading international companies in these sectors are already under way.”
“In an effort to continue to drive the growth and the development opportunities associated with the nanoFlowcell®, we are currently thinking about a diverse range of strategic options, including a possible IPO. The first promising talks are already taking place.”