Absent from last month's Geneva auto show, and largely absent from recent discussions of electric car progress, have been Swiss NanoFlowcell and its flow-battery technology. Last week the company revealed that it has covered 218,000 test miles (350,000 kilometers) in its Quantino 48Volt test car, 125,000 on the road and 93,000 in a test lab. The company first showed its Quant cars at the 2014 and 2015 Geneva shows, first the gull-wing Quant E limousine, then the smaller, sporty Quantino the next year. DON'T MISS: Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range The cars use...
Nano Flowcell liquid-battery car briefly driven by outsider
A British car magazine briefly drove Nano Flowcell's prototype vehicles.Stephen Edelstein
Electric-drive cars should fuel, charging is 'dead end,' says NanoFlowcell
Well, here's a novel idea for electric-car fans to kick off the week with. Zero-emission cars powered by electric motors shouldn't use batteries that can be recharged, because a public charging network is "a dead end." Instead, they should use flow-cell batteries that can be "refueled" in minutes...John Voelcker
New Quant Flow-Cell Car Concepts Arrive, Still Dodgy On Details
The company NanoFlowcell offered an attention-getting list of claims for the Quant F prototype it revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this past week. They included an unlimited power source, zero emissions, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph. Last year at Geneva...Bengt Halvorson
Quant F Electric Luxury Limo With Flow Cell Battery: Geneva Show Preview
The Quant F is an updated version of the Quant e-Sportlimousine that debuted in Geneva last year.Stephen Edelstein
Quant Limousine Concept Pioneers Flow Cell Power Unit At Geneva
The change has been so gradual you'd hardly notice. Rather than huge multi-cylinder or turbocharged engines, the average wild concept car shown at the Geneva Motor Show is typically powered by fuel cells or batteries, these days. Making its debut at the show this year is La Vecchia's Quant...Antony Ingram
Just two months ago, we published an April Fool's piece about a fictional new BP cell research project that would allow battery packs to be refilled at fuel station pumps. Truth is stranger than fiction, truly. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology described a nascent research project--a real one--involving a battery that could recharge fully in mere minutes, by pumping out and refilling tanks that contain thick liquids that serve as the cell's electrodes. Liquid electrodes The idea is that the cell's cathode and anode are not solid metallic compounds, as in current battery...