Nano flowcell quantino
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Highlight at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show: The new QUANTiNO
Low-voltage vehicle with rated voltage of 48 V and range of over 1,000 km
First QUANT low-voltage vehicle
Electric vehicle with 4x25 kW/136 hp
Top speed of 200 km/h
22-inch wheels for 2+2-seater
Vaduz, 17 February 2015 – "This car is a sensation and will be one of the absolute highlights at the
2015 Geneva International Motor Show," proclaims Prof. Jens Ellermann, President of the Board of
Directors of nanoFlowcell AG. nanoFlowcell AG will be presenting the first QUANT low-voltage vehicle
as a concept vehicle at the Swiss car show from 3 March 2015.
"With the QUANTiNO we present the smaller brother of the QUANT E and the QUANT F in Geneva.
An innovative electric vehicle with mass appeal. Sporty, dynamic, and above all with a low-voltage
drive system. With a rated voltage of only 48 V we achieve four times 25 kW, corresponding to around
136 hp, through a combination of nanoFlowcell®, buffer system and electric motors. This set-up
provides us with a top speed of over 200 kilometres an hour in all-electric mode and a range of over
1,000 kilometres, without any harmful emissions," points out Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical
Officer at nanoFlowcell AG, regarding the latest model from the QUANT family.
"The QUANTiNO is an electric vehicle for everyone. Affordable and featuring an extravagant, unique
design. It is not just a concept vehicle – it will become reality in the course of this year. We will be
driving the QUANTiNO in 2015. And we aim to attain approval for road use very quickly," says Nunzio
Vast ranges for the QUANTiNO with nanoFlowcell®
The innovative drive concept comprising low-voltage system and nanoFlowcell® provides the
QUANTiNO with a range of over 1,000 km. "Low-voltage systems are an ideal match for the
nanoFlowcell®. They enable us to generate levels of drive power that previously appeared impossible.
And we are only at the beginning of our development work. The initial tests and simulations already
indicate far greater potential. This concept represents a real alternative for the electric mobility of the
future, with outstanding drive power and vast ranges," says La Vecchia.
With its two 175-litre tanks, the QUANTiNO is able to carry 350 litres of ionic liquid in total – one tank
with a positive charge and one with a negative charge. The refuelling process is similar to the
procedure which is customary today, the sole difference being that two tanks are filled simultaneously,
each with a different fluid.
2+2-seater with 22-inch wheels
Measuring 3.91 metres in length, the QUANTiNO is a 2+2-seater boasting a unique design. A striking
detail is the 22-inch wheels. "As the small brother of the QUANT E and the QUANT F, we wanted to
emphasize the fact that the QUANTiNO belongs to the QUANT family. Both the front and rear end
clearly demonstrate this kinship. In particular, the large 22-inch wheels which the QUANTiNO has
adopted from its big brothers in the QUANT family set it apart in its class in terms of appearance,"
notes Chief Technical Officer Nunzio La Vecchia.
Low-voltage systems – background and advantages
To date, low-voltage drives have featured primarily on vehicles with very low drive outputs (< 5kW),
such as golf carts, e-scooters or light-duty motor vehicles such as four-wheel vehicles with relatively
low drive outputs (< 20kW) for urban use. "To our knowledge, a low-voltage drive system has never
been deployed before in a larger passenger car, such as is now being demonstrated on board of the
QUANTiNO. The required drive output always restricted the spectrum of useful applications for a low-
voltage system. This is all changing now with the nanoFlowcell®. Very high currents are required for
the levels of drive output typically needed by vehicles. This necessitates exceptionally large cable
cross-sections and increased transmission losses with high-voltage systems. With the nanoFlowcell®
we have been able to solve this problem. Here we generate very high currents at a very low rated
voltage which are perfect for the purposes of the low-voltage system," explains Chief Technical Officer
Nunzio La Vecchia.
"Low-voltage systems offer various advantages over high-voltage systems, such as are used in
electric vehicles today. While high-voltage electric vehicles require complete contact and flashover
protection, this is not needed for low-voltage vehicles. In accordance with ECE-R 100, no additional
measures to prevent accidental contact are necessary for low-voltage systems. This also gives rise to
much faster homologation of low-voltage vehicles, as functional safety is more simple to realise,"
explains Nunzio La Vecchia.
"Low-voltage systems are an ideal match for our nanoFlowcell®. By combining the two, we can exploit
substantial range potential and advantages for our electric vehicles," notes nanoFlowcell AG's Chief
The world premiere of the QUANTiNO will take place on 3 March 2015 at a press conference to be
held at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show (hall 1, stand 1224).
Information for the media
Anyone wishing to gain a personal impression of the new QUANTiNO can do so at the 2015 Geneva
International Motor Show (press days: 3 and 4 March 2015, PALEXPO, hall 1,
stand 1224. Open to the public: 5-15 March 2015). Personal interviews can also be arranged here.
Should you be interested, please contact the press team for the purposes of accreditation, planning
and other arrangements. The press conference takes place at the QUANT stand on 3 March 2015 at
About nanoFlowcell AG
nanoFlowcell AG, founded in late 2013, is an innovative research and development company. The
research of nanoFlowcell AG focuses on advancing the flow cell drive system technology and
systematics. With the granting of a road-use licence by SGS TÜV Saar in July 2014 and the associated
driving permit for German and European roads nanoFlowcell AG has introduced the first-ever car using
flow cell drive technology to our roads – the QUANT E. The next milestone for the company will be
obtaining the permit to go into series production and developing other uses for the nanoFlowcell® in
different sectors of industry and business. Two 100% subsidiaries of nanoFlowcell AG were established
for this purpose – nanoProduction GmbH in Waldshut/Germany and nanoResearch SA in Switzerland.
Please feel free to contact the nanoFlowcell AG press team to request interviews at the 2015 Geneva
International Motor Show and with any general queries or inquries:
Press Office nanoFlowcell AG
c/o HERING SCHUPPENER
Mainzer Landstraße 41, 60329 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel. no.: +49 (0)69 92 18 74-28,
Mobile: +49 (0)173 70 161 30