Geneva: 900HP Quant e-Limousine Showcases Advanced Flow-Cell Battery
Sure, Koenigsegg and Maserati may be soaking up the spotlight in Geneva — but there’s one big, beautiful car that people might be overlooking. It's the called the NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine, and (in addition to being a mouthful) it is a hybrid-electric, 900 horsepower hypercar. The technology for the NanoFlowcell was born in a laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland. The vehicle puts to use a highly-advanced hybrid-electric powertrain, but we’ll let NanoFlowcell explain exactly how it works:
“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 drive train.”
Got all that? Good.
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The Quant e-Sportlimousine is essentially an advanced version of the modern hybrid. Employing both electric power and conventional fuel, the Quant puts out a breathtaking 912 horsepower on full power (using all four electric motors), or 644 horsepower during normal operations.
0-60 mph is reportedly managed in only 2.8 seconds, and top speed sits at an impressive excess of 236 mph. It’s all paired to that high-tech power system that can last about 373 miles on a single charge/gas-up.
Right now, the automaker is hard at work prepping a few prototypes for later in the year, with the e-Sportlimousine seeing the production line sometime next year. No word on price just yet — but expect seven figures.
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