The approval of Quant e-Sportlimousine just gives us a hint of what to expect on roads in future. The Quant e-Sportlimousing was first showcased in the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. What’s unique about this hybrid car is that it does not use batteries. The Quant e-Sportlimousine is loaded with tanks of negatively and positively charged electrolyte solutions in the vehicle. The liquids get pumped through a cell stack to produce electricity which powers the car’s four electric motors.
The latest milestone that the Quant e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain concept has surpassed is not in the design though. The latest achievement by this new car is that it has been approved by TÜV Süd in Munich for use on public roads. Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technical officer at nanoFLOWCELL AG, was handed the official registration plate with number ROD-Q-2014. After in-depth inspection by TÜV Süd, the vehicle with its nanoFLOWCELL has now been officially approved for use on public roads in Germany and Europe as a whole.
Expressing his views on the approval of Quant e-Sportlimousine, Nunzio La Vecchia said, “This is a historic moment and a milestone not only for our company but perhaps even for the electro-mobility of the future. For the first time an automobile featuring flow-cell electric drive technology will appear on Germany’s roads.”
Vecchia further added, “Today we have put the product of 14 years’ hard development work on the road. This is a moment for us to celebrate. We are extremely proud that as a small company we have developed such visionary technology as the nanoFLOWCELL and are now also able to put it into practice. But this is only the beginning of our journey of discovery.”
Adding his thoughts on the approval, Prof. Jens-Peter Ellermann, chairman of the board of directors at nanoFLOWCELL AG said, “Approval of the Quant e-Sportlimousine with the nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain concept is a vital step forward for nanoFLOWCELL AG. What began as the vision of Nunzio La Vecchia has now become reality. The fact that only four months after the car’s world premiere in Geneva we have received approval for the use of the Quant e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain concept on the road in Germany and in Europe indicates the dynamism with which our entire team is working on this project. And we are very much looking forward to the next stages of this exciting and promising journey.”
The company said at Geneva that the Quant would have a peak output of 912 horsepower and operating power of 643 hp and would propel from naught to 100kph in 2.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 350kph. Long distance travel would not be a problem as well as the claimed distance range on this car is 600 kilometers.
We hope the car retains all the above promising features once it hits the production line. Did you like the Quant e-Sportlimousine? Share your thoughts through comments below.