NanoFlowcell returns to Geneva with the 1,090 PS Quant FE, but we would have wanted to see it go into production.
This car may look exactly the same as the one showcased by the small Lichtenstein-based manufacturer last year at Geneva, but it’s actually the second evolutionary stage of the electric vehicle concept.
It runs on liquid ionic fluid – a non-toxic, non-flammable inexpensive to manufacturer liquid that acts as an electrolyte membrane in fuel cells. The fluid is circulated around the barrier separating the two cells, which produces an electrical current that powers the motor. Basically, the car runs on metallic salt water.
Powered by four AC synchronous motors, the car develops 1,090 PS and – hand on to your seat – 2,900 Nm (2,139 lb-ft) of torque. Although we’re talking about a 5,257 mm long, 2,019 mm wide and 1,357 mm high vehicle, weighing 2.3 tons, it manages to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 3.0 seconds, and all the way to a top speed of 300 km/h. All this while achieving ranges of up to 800 km (nearly 500 miles), but the car maker cautions that the vehicle is still in the development stage.
The Quant FE is also garnished with high-end materials, offering capacitive sensors and controls integrated in genuine wood. The material is cut so finely that apparently a light finer pressure on the sensors in enough to trigger the command.