success that is drawing Elon Musk with Tesla Motors arouses many vocations of startups who want to create their own an electric car. The Quantino is no exception to the rule, and with its design rather successful it might well find its public. Nevertheless, the nanoFlowcell engineers are working on which is not an electric car like so many others. It does not store its energy in a Lithium-ion battery like so many others. In fact, it has no batteries at all. She draws not its electricity in hydrogen, but in electrolytes.
nanoFlowcell will show 2 cars to electrolytes during the salon de Geneva 2016
Constructor the Liechtenstein-based nanoFlowcell has unveiled a new model to its range, the Quantino on the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. After unveiling the sublime e-Sporlimousine in Geneva in 2014, it is a smaller model that the manufacturer will present a press and the Geneva public. On the Tesla model which is preparing to launch the Model X after the Model S, nanoFlowcell declines its range down. Unlike Tesla, its Quantino has just received the right to achieve routes European and rest still far from commercialization. Another point which differentiates fundamentally this luxurious electric car of the Tesla Model X, its mode of electrical energy storage.
Engineers use the storage of electrical energy in the form of electrolytes in a liquid. They thus reflect a patent that NASA filed in 1976, patent now expired, and which was originally used for the storage of energy for space flights. A liquid carries positive electrolytes, a second negative electrolysis. Putting them into contact in the flow battery generates electricity that will power the motors of the Quantino.
According to the figures put forward by nanoFlowcell, this system is capable of storing 20 times more energy than a 5 times greater than the lithium-ion technology and traditional lead-acid battery.
The system produces no greenhouse gas emissions and nanoFlowcell boasts a record autonomy of more than 1,000 km for its Quantino. It has 4 engines powered by only 48 volt, engines that deliver 80 kW (either 109 HP, certainly not meteoric but sufficient value for a car of this size.
If production of electrolytes carry liquids or ionic liquids is not insurmountable industrial problems, if they are not polluting or flammable, this new technical solution comes between the Lithium-Ion battery car and the battery fuel hydrogen defended notably by Toyota. What will be the cost of production of liquids and the cost of construction of these flow battery. It is one of the points that should explain the founders of nanoFlowcell in March in Geneva.
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Source: “Quantino granted road licence – nanoFlowcell AG plans road tests”, press release nanoFlowcell, February 10, 2016