A new sedan powered by a form of electric drive will be shown in Geneva.
The first public presentation of the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine equipped with nanoFLOWCELL drive will shortly celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show March 4, 2014.
Robert Bosch GmbH and nanoFLOWCELL AG entered in a partnership in which Bosch is to further develop vehicle electronics for the QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drive.
“In the coming months and years, we will work with our system development partner Bosch Engineering GmbH on further development and international homologation of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine. Transforming an initial prototype with nanoFLOWCELL powertrain into a series-production vehicle that can be used around the world is a big challenge. We are certain that we can manage it with this established and experienced partner,” said Nunzio La Vecchia, founder and head of development for the nanoFLOWCELL AG, underscoring the importance of the new partnership.
Not much is known of either the company or the nanoFLOWCELL powertrain, aside form the fact the company said it is an entirely new energy storage system. The company also stated the first navigable prototype is set to generate new and innovative ideas for ongoing research into battery development, specifically in the field of flow-cell technology.
The company describes its focus as the advanced development of drive technology and the classification of flow-cell technology, also stating the current research vehicle, the QUANT e-Sportlimousine, enables the developers to study the mechanisms of charge transfer for the innovative storage technology – the nanoFLOWCELL – during vehicle operation, as well as to fine tune charge strategies for recuperation and further develop the regeneration of cell charging and safety as well as quality controls.