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Highlight at the Geneva Motor Show 2014: The world premiere of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL® powertrain concept
Vaduz (ots) - "A vision becomes reality." With these words, Nunzio La Vecchia presented the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine during the press day of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The world premiere of the first automobile with a nanoFLOWCELL® powertrain aroused great international media interest. This highly anticipated, revolutionary powertrain technology and energy-storage system can give new impetus to the field of electric mobility.
"The QUANT e-Sportlimousine is a research vehicle for road testing innovative energy storage systems, focusing especially on development and improvements in flow cell battery technology. The QUANT e-Sportlimousine is neither a show car, nor a concept car. It is the first automobile to be fitted with the nanoFLOWCELL® that is also designed from the ground up to meet all homologation requirements," according to Nunzio La Vecchia, Technical Director of nanoFLOWCELL AG.
How the nanoFLOWCELL® works
Flow cells combine aspects of electrochemical accumulator cells with those of fuel cells. Liquid electrolytes are kept in two tanks and circulated through the cell. At the heart of the system, a membrane separates the two electrolytic solutions, but allows electrical charge to pass through and thereby produce power for the drive train.
Advantages of the nanoFLOWCELL®
"The advantages of the nanoFLOWCELL® lie in its high charge density, high performance density, and its light weight compared to conventional energy storage systems. Furthermore, it contains no harmful substances, no moving parts, and it is very efficient," explains Nunzio La Vecchia.
The nanoFLOWCELL® was conceived and is under active development at the nanoFLOWCELL DigiLab simulation lab at nanoFLOWCELL AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The results are very promising: At a nominal voltage of 600 V and 50 A nominal current the system is achieving an impressive continuous output of 30 kW. The nanoFLOWCELL® has a 5- times greater performance-by-weight than current lithium-ion technologies that power most of today's electrical vehicles, meaning its driving range is 5-times greater than a conventional unit of the same weight.
You will find further, in-depth information as well as photos and videos of the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine in the nanoFLOWCELL AG online media centre at www.nanoflowcell.com