Just like we told you, the Geneva motor show is not only home to all major global automakers but also a great venue for the underdogs – such being the case with the nanoFlowcell QUANT F.
Making its official public debut during the 2015 edition of the Geneva auto show after being unveiled online a few weeks back, the new QUANT F is actually the automaker’s “further development” of last year’s QUANT E. The latter, dubbed the QUANT e-Sportlimousine was adorned with a bespoke “chrystal lake blue” paint job, featured a highly aerodynamic exterior with a sloping double bubble roof and a highly uncommon rear window. Seating four persons inside, the e was garnished with premium leather upholstery, ash wood trim and cooper accents. The powertrain remained a mistery but the company said “flow cells combine aspects of electrochemical accumulator cells with those of fuel cells” – delivering five times the performance for the same weight of current lithium-ion technologies found in every day electric cars. The used setup was estimated to have a range of up to 600 km (373 miles) on a single charge.
Now the F model seems to be a facelifted Quant E, the familiar – yet unconventional appearance – being upgraded with new “QUANTeYES” headlights and a rear spoiler that can automatically swing into action when the car passes 80 km/h (49 mph). There’s a new carbon fiber monocoque that allows for increased interior space as well. The improved nanoFlowcell now boasts over 50 amperes of current into a new buffer system that can go all the way to 2000 amperes when full performance is needed. The new 2-speed automatic transmission also adds to the increased 800 km (497 miles) range. Full power is rated at 1090 PS (801 kW) – enough for a top speed of more than 300 km/h (186 mph).