The electric Quantino, developed by French auto maker nanoFlowcell, has been licensed for road use by the SGS-TÜV Saar. Presented in early 2015 at the Geneva International Motor Show as a concept, this car is now the second vehicle to use the company’s nanoFlowcell technology alongside the Quant-E, with official permission to drive on European roads.
The flow cell effectively stores large quantities of energy in a system that does not degrade or suffer from wear and tear. It features a five-times greater energy density than previous flow cell technologies, making it suitable for high-powered applications.
The Quantino is notable for its low-voltage electrical system, which works with the nanoFlowcell drive to form an exceptionally efficient symbiosis that is said to deliver greater potential range compared with the HV systems commonly used in electric vehicles.
Under normal driving conditions, the Quantino can cover a theoretical range of more than 1,000km on a single tank. Precise range figures will be determined during test driving to be conducted on European roads in 2016.
February 17, 2016