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

350 litres

That's about 7 normal sized petrol tanks, is there any room left for the driver. then there's the weight. Pie in the sky time
5wheels 24 February 2015

What if

"And we aim to attain approval for road use very quickly."

Yes well I hope they do a serious crash worth test because I am wondering what happens in a serious prang when those two liquid plus and minus meet in a glorious meltdown with the occupants still inside

Moparman 23 February 2015

A bit over my head for a Monday

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.
Andy_Cowe 23 February 2015

Refuel

@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.
ordinary bloke 23 February 2015

Other sites report that .....

....the fuel is basically saltwater; two tanks of water - one positively charged and one negatively charged - are pumped together to produce a low-voltage charge that is used to power the electric motors. Presumably the used water is retained and could be recycled when re-fuelling with a new supply of the charged water. No, I don't really understand the physics of it either, but it sounds far more practical than a battery system that needs re-charging for hours on end. I have no idea whether the saltwater mentioned elsewhere is of a high concentration of if maybe sea water would do, but it all sounds very intriguing.

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