Nunzio La Vecchia founded nanoFlowcell AG (the origins of the nanoFlowcell Group) in 2013, setting goals of responsible entrepreneurship and innovation relevant to society, led by integrity and a determined commitment to the principles of sustainability.
With vision, innovative drive and expertise, La Vecchia has positioned the company to be able to take on the toughest challenges in the field of mobile energy management.
The nanoFlowcell Group is a world-leading research and development company serving a broad spectrum of applications with its nanoFlowcell technology. nanoFlowcell is suitable for use as an energy source in many areas of our everyday life – from off-grid buildings to electric vehicles, aircraft, railway vehicles, boats and autonomous smart machines.
Our innovative nanoFlowcell applications are commendable for excellent energy efficiency, uncompromising compatibility with health and the environment, sustainability and resource conservation. This is our contribution to global environmental protection and sustainable economic and social development.
The technologies developed by nanoFlowcell Holdings Ltd include the nanoFlowcell mobile energy conversion module, the bi-ION electrolytes, the world’s first electric sports car with flow cell drive, QUANT FE, and the first road-legal electric vehicle with low-voltage drive, QUANTiNO.
Find out more here about the development of our company and our technological innovations.
“The man with a new idea is a crank
until the idea succeeds.”
(1835-1910, American author and humourist)
Nunzio La Vecchia commences research and development work in the field of energy recovery, energy storage and energy conversion; intensification of private studies in quantum mechanics and quantum physics.
Foundation of research and development lab, JUNO Technology Products AG, in Zurich, which becomes the newly founded nanoFlowcell AG in 2013. Research focus is on mobile energy carriers and sustainable energy transformation.
Patent filed for a new kind of thin-film solar cell just a few micrometres thick.
Digilab opens in Zurich. Systematic alignment of research and development work with the aid of digital modelling and simulation techniques.
The experience and findings acquired here will be decisive in optimising development time in later research given the increasing complexity of modern energy storage systems and their applications.
First technical outline for a sustainably conceived, mobile energy conversion solution in an automobile.
Cooperation with a Swedish sports car manufacturer to build an innovative electric sports car, the first Quant prototype. Innovative energy technology supplies power to the vehicle’s electric consumers. For example, the installed thin-film solar cells feeds power to the air conditioning while the car is parked outside during hot summer months.
March: presentation of the first QUANT prototype with thin-film solar technology appears as a design study at the Geneva Motor Show.
Over the years that follow, the decision is taken to focus research and development work on forward-looking flow-cell based energy storage and energy conversion solutions.
First in-vivo lab version of bi-ION. Proprietary design of molecular nano-structures enables greater energy density than in conventional electrolyte solutions for flow cells. This was enabled by rethinking the requirements of electrolyte solutions and intentionally dispensing with the need to recharge bi-ION.
Because bi-ION is not regenerative, it differs fundamentally from conventional electrolyte solutions in flow cells.
Successful tests with an energy storage system based on flow cell technology.
The cell’s compact construction and the high energy content of the electrolyte liquid predestine the new technology for mobile use in electric vehicles.
First technical plans for building a prototype vehicle powered by a flow cell.
The company announces a breakthrough in flow cell research relating to the compact size and performance of its energy storage system. Flow cells are now finally feasible as energy storage systems for modern electric vehicles and innovative battery technology is given a name – nanoFlowcell.
Corporate direction is also agreed and the foundation of nanoFlowcell AG completed.
February - maiden drive of the world’s first electric car powered by nanoFlowcell, QUANT E, the only truly environmentally friendly super sports car.
March - official world premiere of the QUANT E at the Geneva Motor Show.
July - QUANT E Protoyp mit nanoFlowcell-Antrieb erhält Straßenzulassung für Europa durch den deutschen TÜV.
October - further development of the Quant prototype, development of a 2-speed transmission for electric sports cars; first technical studies for the QUANTiNO, an electric vehicle with a 48V low-voltage system.
November - Foundation of nanoFlowcell Research SA based in Lugano, Switzerland.
Dezember - Foundation of nanoFlowcell Production GmbH based in Waldshut/Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Further development of the QUANT E, the new QUANT F, shows off electric mobility with style at the Geneva Motor Show. nanoFlowcell drive marks the symbiosis of environmental compatibility and a 1090 hp output.
In a second world premiere, the QUANTiNO is presented to the public for the first time – as the first and, so far, only nanoFlowcell electric car with 48V low-voltage drive.
February - the prototype of the QUANTiNO electric vehicle has been further developed to homologation level; QUANTiNO is approved by Germany’s TÜV for use on European roads.
In an initial durability test, the QUANTiNO powered by nanoFlowcell drives for 14 hours non-stop without refuelling – a unique record for an electric vehicle.
March - QUANT FE ("E" for Evolution) and QUANTiNO are presented to the world at the Geneva Motor Show and call for a rethinking of electric mobility. Their mindset is electric mobility without compromise in environmental compatibility, range and performance as well as safety and comfort.
September - QUANT FE is approved for use on European roads. This means that all three nanoFlowcell test vehicles are not only fully road legal, they are also approved for possible low-volume production.
October - first official media test drives confirm the performance of nanoFlowcell technology as an energy source for electric vehicles.
QUANT 48VOLT premieres as the world’s first low-voltage sports car. It is introduced with the all new nanoFlowcell® 48VOLT low-voltage drive – the most powerful, lightest, safest, most environmentally compatible and economical drive system for electric vehicles so far.
April – NFC starts its search for a plot of land of up to 500,000 square metres for setting up „QUANT- City”; location evaluation for several European sites are underway throughout 2018 and 2019.
May – QUANTiNO 48VOLT successfully travels more than 150,000 Kilometres; NFC proves the longevity of the nanoFlowcell® 48VOLT low-voltage drive for electric cars.
June – NFC receives order for 500 QUANT 48VOLT and 25,000 QUANTiNO 48VOLT vehicles with a contract value of more than 3.1 billion Euros. The order is considered an investment for setting up QUANT-City.
Prior to its presentation at Top Marques Monaco, NFC announces that it successfully completed its long-term testing with QUANTiNO 48VOLT – 350,000 kilometres fully electric under real-life conditions. NFC trusts the quality of its nanoFlowcell®, an guarantees a life span of minimum 50,000 operating hours (equals to 1.8 million kilometres in a car).