All-electric low-voltage coupé has a claimed range of more than 620 miles
3 March 2015

NanoFlowcell has unveiled a second concept car, the Quantino, at the Geneva motor show.

According to the electric car manufacturer, the Quantino is the smaller sibling of the Quant F and is described as an "innovative electric vehicle with mass appeal".

The 2+2 coupé, which measures 3.91m in length, uses flow cell battery storage technology derived from the Quant F. An ionic liquid is stored in two 175-litre tanks; one tank with a positive charge and the other with a negative charge.

It provides power to a low-voltage drive system with four 25kW electric motors producing a total of 136bhp. NanoFlowcell claims a top speed of 124mph and an all-electric driving range of more than 620 miles.

The battery-powered coupé features front and rear end styling similar to its Quant e-Sportslimousine and F siblings, and it sits on 22in alloy wheels.

NanoFlowcell chief technical officer Nunzio La Vecchia said: "The Quantino is affordable and features 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."

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23 February 2015

This sounds like vapourware, and that last comment is very weird. Who wrote that? Autocar or the manufacturer. But gosh, I hope this is real.

23 February 2015

I recall this car from last year and am glad it is still around and hopefully nearer to becoming reality. So I hope this car is not just talk as the specs are amazing and it looks really nice.

Shame Autocar has no decent pictures/images of it as other websites seem to.

Also I am surprised that the big car companies have not looked into buying them.

23 February 2015

I recall this car from last year and am glad it is still around and hopefully nearer to becoming reality. So I hope this car is not just talk as the specs are amazing and it looks really nice.

Shame Autocar has no decent pictures/images of it as other websites seem to.

Also I am surprised that the big car companies have not looked into buying them.

23 February 2015

double post, please delete. thank you.

23 February 2015

Let's have it then?!,bring it on,by the way,what price on the forecourt?

Peter Cavellini.

23 February 2015

Looks fantastic, interesting tech, great size. I really hope this does come to market, and at a reasonable price. The quality of detailing would be incredible for an established manufacturer, never mind a new car company. Love it.

23 February 2015

300 litres of liquid! That must weigh about 770 pounds but then, I suppose that there is no engine and gearbox, just 4 motors. Still, it's a hell of a lot of liquid to be carting about.

23 February 2015

Sorry, should be 350 litres - makes it about 800lbs.

23 February 2015

So, when you run out of power do you plug it in and that re-ionizes the liquid or does the liquid evaporate and your would "re-fuel" like a petrol car? I would think that the latter would be faster if done right but, if a matter of re-ionization versus topping off a battery, the former could be fast indeed and an answer to one of the many current issues with battery-powered cars.

23 February 2015

@Moparman, you refuel like a petrol car, but with 2 tanks filling simultaneously. Other sites report that the fluids can be recycled when removed. Not sure if that is something the user can do at home, or if it must be done commercially.

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