Over the last few days you would have seen many extremely powerful cars that made their international debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. You can read up on them by clicking here for our news section. And here is another powerful sportscar, except this one is a little different. The Quant F from newcomer tech firm nanoFlowcell is an all-electric model that boasts some impressive figures.
The German firm already had the Quant E in its portfolio but launched this new model, which it feels, more faithfully conveys the technological abilities of the two year old company. That the Quant F has no internal combustion engine isn’t news, we already have a few sporty models that rely solely on electric power, but the headline figures are what will make the competition sit up and take notice.
naniFlowcell claims peak power of 802 kW when operating at maximum voltage of 735 V, though this will only take place for limited duration. In more normal circumstances the F model operates at 400 V. Claimed top speed is in excess of 300 km/h with a zero-to-100 km/h sprint time of 2,8 seconds. Drive is delivered to all four wheels, each with its own motor, via a two-speed transmission, though the Quant F can change to rear-wheel drive mode as and when conditions call for it.
“This enables efficient and economical driving and means correspondingly greater ranges accompanied by outstanding performance with zero harmful emissions. Instead of using hydrogen and oxygen as in a conventional fuel cell, we work with two ionic fluids – one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge” explains chief technical officer Nunzio La Vecchia.
Even more impressive is the claimed range of 800 km. “Please consider that we are driving a 5.25-metre long sports sedan in all-electric mode over a range of 800 km. This is not a small car, but a large sedan for four people. A sports sedan. As such, nanoFlowcell AG is pointing the way to the future shape of sustainable electric mobility,” observes La Vecchia.
The four occupants are cossetted in a cabin that uses smooth ash-wood surfaces that incorporates capacitive switches and embedded displays. Driver and front passenger are faced with a large front infotainment screen. Torque values for each of the four motors is displayed as is the energy management of the entire system.