nanoFLOWCELL AG introduced their QUANT e-Sportlimousine concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and the company has just announced the car has been approved for road use in Europe.

nanoFLOWCELL AG introduced their QUANT e-Sportlimousine concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and the company has just announced the car has been approved for road use in Europe.

While this doesn't sound terribly exciting, the company says this is a critical step because they are "working at top speed" on a production version. nanoFLOWCELL AG chief technical officer Nunzio La Vecchia went on to say "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."

The car's powertain is hard to explain but the company says "Flow cells combine aspects of electrochemical accumulator cells with those of fuel cells. Liquid electrolytes are kept in two tanks and circulated through the cell. At the heart of the system, a membrane separates the two electrolytic solutions, but allows electrical charge to pass through and thereby produce power for the drivetrain." While that sounds like a lot of scientific gibberish, the nanoFLOWCELL has 5-times greater performance-by-weight than current lithium-ion technologies.

As for the car itself, it has four electric motors that produce a combined operating output of 653 PS (480 kW). This should enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, hit a top speed in excess of 380 km/h (236 mph) and have of range of up to 600 km (373 miles).

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