Among the items solemnly presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Nanoflowcell Quantino made by a Lichtenstein-based company is one of the most eye-catching. It is the first street-legal low-voltage EV of the automaker.
The Quantino accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds and a maximum speed of 200 km/h. It recently managed a 14 hour non-stop run, its expected to achieve a range of 1,000 km between fill ups. The car functions on an extremely interesting technology: there are two tanks that hold positive and negative ionic fluid. The electrolytes circulate through two separate cells and a “cold burning” takes place. Oxidation and reduction processes then produce electrical power for the drive train.
The nanoFlowcell battery is said to run 20-times further than a conventional lead-acid battery and 5-times further than the lithium-ion technology. This means 800 kilometres of driving range, and potential competition for the Tesla Model S sedan. As the fuel cell runs on fluid it is easily refilled and the liquid is neither flammable nor toxic. The Quantino is said to be closer to production than ever before.