Posted Mar 7th 2014 10:59AM
The Quant e-Sportlimousine that you see here is just the kind of fascinating concept car that the Geneva Motor Show is known for offering up. The product of an energy company called nanoFLOWCELL AG based in Liechtenstein – with help at various points along the way from Koenigsegg and Bosch – the Quant promises a very advanced battery pack to power the electric drivetrain inside of this unmissable bodywork.
Details from the company website regarding the e-Sportslimousine are sparse and indecipherable in equal part, but the basics are nevertheless intriguing. The car is powered by a "flow battery" – specifically the nanoFlOWCELL from the eponymous parent company – which uses tanks of negatively and positively charged electrolyte solutions, pumped into and through a central cell stack. We've embedded a video after the jump to explain the processes behind the flow battery in greater detail, but the long and short of it is a system that is said to produce a nominal voltage of 600 volts, and a nominal current of 50 amps. Fed to four, three-phase induction motors, that juice nets a peak power output of 680 kW (912 horsepower) to all four wheels, with an "operating power" of 480 kW (643 hp).
Predicted performance from the e-Sportslimousine concept is impressive in turn, with the company calling out sprint of just 2.8 seconds from 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 miles per hour), with a top speed approaching 380 km/h (236 mph). All that, and the range is said to be between about 400 to 600 km (250 to 370 miles) between charges. The company makes note that all of these figures have been simulated in a laboratory, so we wouldn't recommend selling off your Model S just yet. NanoFLOWCELL does say that the vehicle "is neither a show car, nor a concept car" and has been "designed from the ground up to meet all homologation requirements."
Predicted performance is just 2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, with a top speed approaching 236 mph.
As for the rest of the car, it's clear by the name that Quant would like onlookers to be impressed by the roomy seating accommodation made for four passengers, with what appears to be some high-zoot trimming. Acres of bent-wood trim can be seen, along with yard after yard of leather and Alcantara, and enough LEDs to make an Audi blush. Have a closer look for your self in our galleries, or dip into the slightly sketchy press materials we've assembled and nanoFLOWCELL press release, below.