If a competition for the longest and most intricate name was held at the Geneva Motor Show 2014, then the QUANT e-Sportlimousine prototype from the Liechtenstein company NanoFlowcell would definitely claim to be the winner in such a nomination.
But this project is notable for not only the name. Firstly, the car has turned out to be very significant in size. The gull-wing doors alone are two meters long.
The overall overall length of the NanoFlowcell QUANT e-Sportlimousine reaches 5,257 mm. According to this indicator, even the long-wheelbase modification of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 (5 240 mm) lags behind. The width of the concept is 2,109, the height is 1,357, the wheelbase is 3,198, and the weight is 2,300 kg.
The futuristic interior of the model is designed for four people, including the driver, but the main thing is the technology. QUANT e-Sportlimousine is equipped with four electric motors, each of which is integrated directly into the wheel.
Their total output in normal mode is 635 hp, but, if necessary, the power can be briefly increased to 924 hp. Moreover, each such wheel motor generates a torque of 2,900 Nm.
It is not surprising that, despite its size and weight, NanoFlowcell QUANT e-Sportlimousine is able to accelerate from zero to hundreds in just 2.8 seconds, and its maximum speed, according to the manufacturer, reaches 380 km / h. At the same time, the power reserve is declared at the level of 400 to 600 kilometers.
This is all thanks to the 600 V stream batteries, which are being developed by NanoFlowcell in collaboration with Bosch, which is responsible for their implementation in the car. Advances in research into the quantum chemistry of electrolytes have made these batteries not only high-capacity, but also compact.
The system includes two reservoirs filled with electrolytes (their composition is classified) and pops that pump the working fluid along the ion-exchange membrane. At the same time, direct contact between them is excluded.
The energy generated by such a battery is sent to the supercapacitor unit, after which it is transmitted to the electric motors. And the spent electrolyte, as conceived by the creators, can not only be recharged from the outlet, but also quickly replaced with fresh one.
It is even more surprising that NanoFlowcell plans to start sea trials of prototypes in the near future, and in 2015 to start certification of machines.