Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

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After making a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has received approval from Germany’s TÜV Süd. The car, which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system, is now certified for use on German and European roads.

Nunzio La Vecchia accepts the TÜV registrationNunzio La Vecchia accepts the TÜV registrationA look inside the Quant e-Sportlimousine prototype at the Geneva Motor Show The car’s illuminated interior represents the flow of energy at work in driving its motorsView all
As I stood around waiting for NanoFlowcell’s Geneva Motor Show press conference in March, my eyes bounced back and forth between the exotic curves of the concept car at center dais, the oddly punctuated letters of the make and model and the bubbling tanks of water that looked like they were ripped off the wall of an after-hours lounge. Then Nunzio La Vecchia sauntered out, wearing his best jet black pompadour, and made a bunch of bold claims about the 912-hp, gull-winged 2×2 and its bleeding-edge flow cell technology.

Nunzio La Vecchia presents the e-Sportlimousine to the crowd of journalists
Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well have been the last we heard of the NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine. Promises of a magic bullet of energy storage, made by a three-month-old company, packaged with outlandish numbers like 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h), hinted, rather strongly, that this car’s technology and performance would only exist on paper. Given that a similarly outlandish Quant car, centered in a similar black-walled booth, introduced by a very different Nunzio La Vecchia company, had vaporized years earlier, it seemed a responsible assumption that the e-Sportlimousine would do the same.

Just a few months after its debut, however, the car has resurfaced and taken a step forward. After an in-depth inspection of the car, the German TÜV Süd in Munich handed over the official registration plate this week. Now the company will be able to test the car on public roads in Germany and Europe as it prepares it for series production.

“We are delighted as pioneers to be able to present an automobile driven by flow cell technology on public roads, and one which achieves not only fantastic performance values but also zero emissions,” said Le Vecchia, tossing out a slightly revised set of numbers, including “a projected top speed of over 350 km/h (217.5 mph), acceleration from 0-100 in 2.8 seconds, a torque of four times 2,900 Nm (2,139 lb-ft) and a range of more than 600 km (373 mi).”

The flow cell system powering the Quant e-Sportlimousine’s four electric motors develops electricity from an electrochemical reaction created by two electrolyte solutions. This electricity is forwarded to super capacitors where its stored and distributed.

The NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine at the 2014 Geneva show
Beyond fancy supercars, NanoFlowcell sees its technology taking on a variety of applications. Presumably it will work its way down to more affordable cars, but its perceived potential reaches far beyond the road’s edge.

“We’ve got major plans, and not just within the automobile industry,” says NanoFlowcell AG Chairman of the Board Prof. Jens-Peter Ellermann. “The potential of the NanoFlowcell is much greater, especially in terms of domestic energy supplies as well as in maritime, rail and aviation technology. The NanoFlowcell offers a wide range of applications as a sustainable, low cost and environmentally-friendly source of energy.”

We’ll wait to see the Quant e-Sportlimousine live up to its billing before we get too excited about that future expansion.

Source: NanoFlowcell

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 03:19 AM

Then they will be bought out by some petroleum company.

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 03:39 AM

That’s the same kind of flow cell power system I have running my Unisaw. I keep having to top off the Gatorade tank in the middle of heavy cutting though.

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 04:16 AM

Leave it to the Germans and they’ll come up with 912-hp, gull-winged Sport Limousine with flow cell technology.

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 01:24 PM

they must of watched BACK TO THE FUTURE
.... saw a car run on water once he and his disappeared

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 02:16 PM

But I can’t haul firewood or lumber with this car. It’s therefore useless.

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 04:40 PM

Just what we need, now we are bound to run out of salt water.

Very innovative indeed from those Germans!

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 04:08 PM

Just what we need, now we are bound to run out of salt water.

- oldnovice

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