DRIVE POSITIVE

QUANT e-SPORTLIMOUSINE

The new QUANT e-Sportlimousine is the first prototype built around the groundbreaking nanoFLOWCELL® powertrain and energy-storage concept. It marks a quantum leap in the development of electric mobility. Optically, the QUANT e-Sportlimousine stands out thanks to the elegant lines of its state-of-the-art design.

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DRAMATIC LOOKS

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine’s two unusually wide gull-wing doors, inspired by eagle wings, cover the complete front and rear seating areas and the car does without a b-pillar altogether. The side window lowers into the gull-wing door faster at the front than at the rear. The extremely curved rear windscreen and the unusually curved front windscreen with its raked a-pillar, combine with the short front bonnet to make for impressive optics. The new paint colour, “chrystal lake blue” developed exclusively for this vehicle, reflects the character of the powertrain. The blue represents water; copper highlights, the flowing of electricity.

GO WITH THE FLOW

THE EXTERIOR

The flowing, sensual design of the exterior wins you over with its long, harmonious lines and attention to detail. Despite its impressive length of more than 5.25 metres and a width of more than 2.2 metres and a height of 1.35 metres, the QUANT e-Sportlimousine makes a very sporty impression. Its 22-inch tyres also highlight the car’s sporting character.

Exterieur

Interieur

THE PROTOTYPE

ELECTRICAL MOBILITY WITH FLOW

1 2 3

A TANK

B nanoFLOWCELL®

C SUPERCAP

D ANTRIEBSMOTOREN

D D D D A B A C

The heart of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine prototype is the nanoFLOWCELL® battery. It gives the car a driving range of 600 kilometres. The newest product moving the world towards attractive electrical mobility was conceived at the nanoFLOWCELL  DigiLab simulation lab at nanoFLOWCELL AG in Zurich, Switzerland. It is still under active development and the results so far are extremely promising.

TIRELESS ENERGY SOURCE

The nanoFLOWCELL® functions as a tireless source of energy for the central storage unit as long as sufficient electrolytic fluid is present in the tanks. Once the reserve is used up, both tank contents need to be replaced. The prototype features a double tank system with dual filler necks, making this process is no more complicated than filling up a conventionally powered vehicle today.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TRAVEL

The nanoFLOWCELL® is extremely environmentally friendly. It uses neither precious metals nor rare earths. The cell comprises mostly water as a carrier substance, metallic salts, and crystalline structures. All of these components can be combined, used, and disposed of with no damage to the environment.

A QUANTUM LEAP

Process engineers call the chemical activity inside the nanoFLOWCELL® “cold combustion”, though the internal operating temperatures can range from 60° to 160° Celsius depending on output. This low operating temperature range also contributes to the system’s excellent internal efficiency of more than 80%.

Four electric motor units make up the QUANT e-Sportlimousine’s propulsion system. Alongside the tanks (A), there is the nanoFLOWCELL® (B), which continuously sends electrical energy to the central storage unit.

This energy storage unit is made up of two large high-performance “supercap” capacitors.
These capacitors are lossless electrical energy storage devices that can release energy very rapidly; an important criterion for a sports car’s driving performance.

Four identical, asynchronous three-phase drive motors (D) propel the QUANT e-Sportlimousine. They are designed to produce 680 kW (925 PS) each, though this peak is not achieved during driving. The overall performance of the powertrain is limited to a maximum of 480 kW (653 PS). In addition, there is a state-of-the-art central ECU (electronic control unit) responsible for controlling the driving- and charging-currents throughout the entire powertrain.

TECHNICAL DATA

DRIVE TRAIN

all-wheel drive via 4 three-phase induction motors,
torque vectoring for optimal drive torque distribution
peak power: 680 KW (925 PS); 170 KW (231.2 PS) x 4
operating power: 480 KW (653 PS); 120 KW (163.2 PS) x 4
peak-torque per wheel: 2,900 NM x 4

nanoFLOWCELL®

nominal voltage: 600 V
nominal current: 50 A
tank capacity: 2 x 200 L

PERFORMANCE

0 - 100 KM/H: 2.8 S
top speed: 380 + KM/H
range: projected 400 to 600 KM
energy consumption: 20 KWH/100 KM

DIMENSION AND WEIGHT

kerb weight with full tanks: 2,300 KG
wheelbase: 3,198 MM

WHEEL AND TYRES

front: 245 x 30 R22"
rear: 285 x 30-22"
rolling resistance optimised
width: 2,019 MM
length: 5,257 MM
height: 1,357 MM

BODY

door system: two double wing-safety-doors
door openings: 865 MM x 2,068 MM
side window: 400 MM x 1,830 MM
body type: monocoque
seats: four, front and rear adjustable

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FINE WOODS, ELEGANT LINES, AND AN INDIVIDUALLY ADJUSTABLE AMBIENT LIGHTING SYSTEM CHARACTERISE THE INTERIOR OF THE QUANT E-SPORTLIMOUSINE. TWO ROWS OF SEATS, ONE BEHIND THE OTHER IN JET-COCKPIT STYLE, FORM THE HEART OF THE CABIN. THE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM LIVES UP TO THE HIGHEST FUNCTIONAL AND VISUAL EXPECTATIONS.

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine has an Android-based infotainment system. It provides driver and passengers with a wealth of functions in widescreen cinema style on its 1.25 metre wide front display. It shows important information like charge status, current state of the flow cell, driving range, as well as all other driving data. Another distinctive feature of the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine are its wooden sensorFLOW® operating controls. This new technology adds a visual highlight to every journey.

QUANTmobile APP

The QUANTmobile App allows the driver to control the QUANT e-Sportlimousine’s settings and functions via smartphone from outside the vehicle and access its driving statistics at any time. It also supports the driver whilst driving. The smartphone is integrated into the vehicle’s central console and becomes the touchpad that controls the entire infotainment system. The QUANTmobile App will be available for iOS and Android operating systems.

INSPIRED BY THE FUTURE

100% FLOW

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine features the revolutionary nanoFLOWCELL® energy storage technology – a further development of tried and tested redox flow-cell systems. The nanoFLOWCELL® sets itself apart from other systems in its ability to store and release electrical energy at very high energy densities. The very compact and powerful nanoFLOWCELL® battery system in the QUANT e-Sportlimousine prototype can power it for a driving range of up to 600 kilometres.

FAST CHARGING – EXTENDED RANGE

ABOUT THE nanoFLOWCELL®

The flow cell battery is a beacon of hope because it is an especially simple and effective storage medium for electrical energy. Flow cells are chemical batteries that combine aspects of an electrochemical accumulator cell with those of a fuel cell. Liquid electrolytes circulate through two separate cells in which a “cold burning” takes place, during which oxidation and reduction processes happen in parallel and thereby produce electrical power for the drive train.

THE nanoFLOWCELL AG’S REVOLUTIONARY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF FLOW CELL TECHNOLOGY – THE nanoFLOWCELL® – HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE TO POWER AN AUTOMOBILE WITH FLOW CELL BATTERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.

The flow cell battery’s greatest advantage lies in its range: It can drive a vehicle 20-times further than a conventional lead-acid battery and 5-times further than the lithium-ion technology that powers most of today’s electric cars. Flow cell batteries are also durable. Furthermore, recharging them does not take hours and hours. All that is required to recharge them is to exchange spent electrolytes (which can be recharged outside the vehicle) for new, charged fluid.

THE POTENTIAL OF THE nanoFLOWCELL®

ENERGY SOURCE OF THE FUTURE

The high efficiency and environmental sustainability of the nanoFLOWCELL® opens new horizons in many areas. For example, the aerospace industry is searching for alternative on-board battery technologies. The rail transport industry is in search of new ways to save energy. Flow cells are already in domestic use; the nanoFLOWCELL® could cover the energy needs for individual houses and even whole towns.

Special advantages of the nanoFLOWCELL®

Until now, the laws of physics have closed the door on any efforts to create a simple storage method for electricity. Electricity cannot be stored, only converted to other forms of energy. The flow cell is the first technology that can efficiently store significant quantities of energy. The electrolytic energy storage medium does not degrade and suffers no wear and tear. The nanoFLOWCELL® has a 5-times greater energy density than previous flow cell technologies. It is also extremely stable, safe to operate, and environmentally friendly.

Designation/Unitspecific power
W/kg
specific energy
W/kg
Factor kW/kg
compared to lead
acid battery
Lead-acid100
 301
Li-Ion
300-4,000 120 4
Flow cell, Redox10
 120 4
 nanoFLOWCELL® 6,000 600 20
 Petrol, Dieseldepends on engine
 11,800 400

“We want to pave the way
for extraordinary technical and scientific solutions.”

Thanks to its creative leader and a strong partner at its side, the
nanoFLOWCELL AG is driving the further development of flow cell technology.

NANO FLOWCELL AG

DRIVEN BY VISION

Thanks to its creative leader and a strong partner at its side, the
nanoFLOWCELL AG is driving the further development of flow cell technology.

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  • Founded in late 2013, nanoFLOWCELL AG is an innovative Research and Development Centre based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The focus of nanoFLOWCELL AG’s research is on the advanced development of drive technology and the classification of flow-cell technology. In the simulation laboratory of the nanoFLOWCELL DigiLab in Zurich, mastermind and development chief Nunzio La Vecchia and his team examine important aspects of quantum chemistry on the basis of molecular engineering.
  • Nunzio La Vecchia begins his research and development into energy technologies, with focus on special-purpose mechanical engineering,
    material research, solar technology, plasma physics, microelectronics, and computer science
    1991
  • Founded JUNO Technology Products AG research
and development centre in Zurich.
    Became nanoFLOWCELL AG
 in 2013
    1996
  • Founded NLV Solar AG in
Zug, Switzerland, patent licensing company, patent filed for Thinfilm Solar Cell
    1998
  • Opening of JUNO DigiLab, Virtual Reality Centre in Zurich.
    Renamed nanoFLOWCELL DigiLab in 2013
    2001
  • First sketches and designs developed for an innovative automobile with an alternative drive train
    2003
  • Contract of cooperation signed between NLV Solar AG with a Swedish automobile manufacturer
    for the development of an innovative electric test vehicle, the Quant
    March 2009: Presentation of a full-scale concept of the NLV Quant at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show
    2008
  • End of cooperation
 with Swedish automobile manufacturer
    2009
  • Presentation of the NLV Quant prototype at the Geneva
Motor Show
    Presentation at Top Marques Monaco 2010
    2010
  • Founding of QUANT World AG
    2012
  • December 2013: nanoFLOWCELL AG founded in 
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    2013
  • January: Continuation of the cooperation between Bosch Engineering GmbH and nanoFLOWCELL AG
    for the on-going development of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine
    March 4: Prototype world premiere: First official presentation of the QUANT 
e-Sportlimousine at the Geneva Motor Show
    2014: Manufacture of four more driveable QUANT e-Sportlimousine research and test vehicles. Further research and development
    focus
 will include performance regulation of the nanoFLOWCELL® during operation, calibration of recuperative charging strategies,
    regenerative cell charging, as well as safety and quality checks
    2014/2015: Certification of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine for use on public roads
    2014

THE MASTERMIND

NUNZIO LA VECCHIA

Nunzio La Vecchia is the team leader and director of development. He was born in Brugg Switzerland in 1965. The physicist and autodidact acquired his academic knowledge in four years of self-study. Today, he owns several companies, runs his own research facility, the nanoFLOWCELL DigiLab in Zurich, and has more than 60 patents in solar energy, plasma energy, digital technology and electronics. He wants his work to take electric mobility to new heights. Alongside the technical challenges, he is driven by the desire to combine ecology and sustainability into real-world solutions.

BOSCH ENGINEERING GMBH

SERIES PRODUCTION PARTNER

The nanoFLOWCELL AG has partnered with Bosch Engineering, a 100% subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Their first project is the further development of the vehicle electronics for the QUANT e-Sportlimousine. The goal of the cooperation is to use the first nanoFLOWCELL® powered prototype to create a series production vehicle usable anywhere in the world. Bosch Engineering headquarters is located within the Bosch development centre in Abstatt, near Stuttgart, Germany. The respected system development partner’s more than 1850 employees worldwide – with 1600 of them in Germany – is hard at work on individual solutions for tomorrow’s mobility.

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