nanoFlowcell QUANT F and QUANTiNO - 2015 Geneva Motor Show
nanoFlowcell AG opens its presentation at the Geneva International Motor Show with two world premieres. Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical Officer of nanoFlowcell AG, unveiled the two latest models featuring nanoFlowcell® technology at the Geneva International Motor Show: the QUANT F and its little brother QUANTiNO, the first QUANT low-voltage vehicle in the world.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - nanoFlowcell QUANT F and QUANTiNO - 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Two successful world premieres at the Geneva International Motor Show:
QUANT F and QUANTiNO impress visitors at the show
“This Geneva Motor Show is going to be QUANTastic!”
Geneva, 3 March 2015 – nanoFlowcell AG opens its presentation at the Geneva International
Motor Show with two world premieres. Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical Officer of
nanoFlowcell AG, unveiled the two latest models featuring nanoFlowcell® technology at the
Geneva International Motor Show: the QUANT F and its little brother QUANTiNO, the first
QUANT low-voltage vehicle in the world. “We see the flow-cell technology as the most
promising technology with the greatest potential for the future of sustainable electromobility
without harmful emissions. It offers an enormous range as well as exceptional performance. For
us it represents the best alternative to battery-powered or fuel cell-powered electric vehicles.
The flow-cell drive system eliminates many of the disadvantages inherent in existing drive
systems and it is also more cost-effective. In our view, the flow cell is the future of
electromobility,” said Nunzio La Vecchia after the two world premieres presented by
The new QUANT F is an impressive demonstration of the fact that enormous performance and
environmental sustainability do not have to be mutually exclusive in the automotive field: a
complete re-design of its predecessor QUANT E, the electric vehicle equipped with
nanoFlowcell® technology can reach speeds of more than 300 km/h – full electric and without
harmful emissions, it has a range of up to 800 km. With its new 2-speed automatic transmission,
the 5.25-metre e-sports sedan weighing in at 2.3 tonnes and capable of carrying four people
can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds.
But it was not only the QUANT F that attracted a lot of attention at the world premiere at the
Geneva International Motor Show.
With the new QUANTiNO, nanoFlowcell AG also unveiled the world's first QUANT low-voltage
vehicle as a concept car. Operating on a rated voltage of only 48 V, the QUANTiNO generates
an output of four times 25 kW/136 hp with a combination of nanoFlowcell®, buffer system and
electric motors. The QUANTiNO has a top speed of more than 200 km/h and a range of over
1,000 km. A 2+2 seater with a length of 3.91 metres, the car impresses with its unique design.
One stand-out detail: the 22-inch wheels, which the QUANTiNO inherited from its big brothers
QUANT E and QUANT F.
With its two 175-litre tanks, the QUANTiNO has a total capacity of 350 litres of ionic liquids, one
carrying a positive charge, the other a negative charge. The refuelling process is similar to how
it is done today, with the difference that two tanks are filled with different liquids simultaneously.
“As the first QUANT low-voltage vehicle, the QUANTiNO's range of over 1,000 km is quite
ground-breaking. Low-voltage systems are the ideal complement to our nanoFlowcell®. With a
rated voltage of only 48 volts and the large currents that the nanoFlowcell® can deliver in
combination with the buffer system, we are achieving an enormous range and exceptional
performance figures in fully electric operation. As an electric vehicle for the public at large, the
QUANTiNO represents a relatively cost-effective concept with great potential for the future. A
first prototype is set to take to the road as early as 2015. We are also aiming for rapid
homologation in preparation for series production,” added La Vecchia.
“This year's Geneva Motor Show is going to be QUANTastic,” enthuses Professor Jens
Ellermann, President of the Board of Directors of nanoFlowcell AG, who is elated with the
positive response the world premieres of the QUANT F and the QUANTiNO have elicited
among visitors at the motor show.
“In our view, the future of electromobility is clearly the flow cell. Anyone dealing with the future of
electromobility and sustainable drive technologies professionally will no longer be able to ignore
the topic of the flow cell,” added Professor Jens Ellermann.
The company nanoFlowcell AG will also be expanding its activities based on the flow cell. “The
potential applications for the nanoFlowcell® cover a very diverse range, and not only in the
automotive sector. For this reason, we have extended our research and development activities
into other fields and industry sectors. The flow cell technology is also of interest for sectors like
aerospace, railways and shipping, road haulage and housing construction and building services.
Initial talks exploring opportunities for cooperative ventures with leading international companies
in these sectors are already under way,” emphasised Nunzio La Vecchia.
“In an effort to continue to drive the growth and the development opportunities associated with
the nanoFlowcell®, we are currently thinking about a diverse range of strategic options,
including a possible IPO. The first promising talks are already taking place,” said Nunzio La
Vecchia in commenting about the development opportunities and plans for nanoFlowcell AG.
“With these new QUANT models, we are ushering in a new generation of electromobility. And
yet, the scope of the nanoFlowcell® is much bigger. To recognise this and advance it
systematically is the job ahead of us for the coming months and years,” said Prof. Ellermann.
Information for the media
You can find additional media information as well as photographic materials on the internet, in
the nanoFlowcell AG Media Center at http://mediacenter.nanoflowcell.com. The latest videos
about the two world premieres of the QUANT F and the QUANTiNO will be available for
download free of charge from 3 March 2015 at http://www.news2use.tv/.
About nanoFlowcell AG
nanoFlowcell AG, founded in late 2013, is an innovative research and development company.
The research of nanoFlowcell AG focuses on advancing the flow cell drive system technology
and systematics. With the granting of a road-use licence by SGS TÜV Saar in July 2014 and the
associated driving permit for German and European roads nanoFlowcell AG has introduced the
first-ever car using flow cell drive technology to our roads – the QUANT E. The next milestone
for the company will be obtaining the permit to go into series production and developing other
uses for the nanoFlowcell® in different sectors of industry and business. Two 100% subsidiaries
of nanoFlowcell AG were established for this purpose – nanoProduction GmbH in
Waldshut/Germany and nanoResearch SA in Switzerland.
Please feel free to contact the nanoFlowcell AG press team to request interviews at the 2015
Geneva International Motor Show and with any general queries or inquries:
Press Office nanoFlowcell AG
c/o HERING SCHUPPENER
Mainzer Landstraße 41, 60329 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel. no.: +49 (0)69 92 18 74-28,
Mobile: +49 (0)173 70 161 30