Liechtenstein-based electric vehicle company NanoFlowcell is set to debut an almost production-ready variant of its Quant series vehicle, the new Quantino, at next month’s Geneva motor show.
The all-electric Quantino will be displayed in a ‘near standard’ configuration in Geneva, ahead of final pre-production tests through the first half of 2016. A small production run is then expected later this year.
No surprise, NanoFlowcell hails its Quantino as the next generation of electric vehicle, boasting a 48-volt fuel cell system based on its nanoFlowcell drivetrain.
The car’s drive system lists an output of 80kW, split across its four electric motors, with nanoFlowcell AG claiming that the small 2+2 will be able to reach a top speed of 200 km/h.
Whereas many other electric cars rely on a battery system to provide initial charge, the nanoFlowcell vehicles utilise an electrolytic fuel cell storing two separate positively and negatively charged fluids, which, when combined, produce a low voltage and high current.
On board the Quantino are two 175 litre tanks which, according to nanoFlowcell, give the small car an estimated range of 1000 kms from a single fill.
Relying on a system of refilling stations to resupply the “ionic fluid” stored within the Quant vehicles, the time to refuel is reportedly expected to be no longer than conventional petrol stations.
The large 2+2 sports-car will also be on display this year, although it has received some revisions, including a reported focus on homologation requirements and will now be the Quant FE; E standing for Evolution and representing the advanced state of development of the car to near-series maturity.
The third iteration of what was originally the Quant e-Sportlimousine, the Quant FE is reported to be powered by a 801 kW system, that will propel the car to 100 km/h in a claimed 2.8 seconds.