The nanoFlowcell® 48VOLT drive system sets a 100,000-km milestone, putting a shade over lithium-ion batteries.
The nanoFlowcell®, a flow cell powered by the complementary electrolyte liquid bi-ION, proves consistent performance, reliability and ease of maintenance over its main rival – the lithium-ion batteries.
The nanoFlowcell® 48VOLT drive system in the QUANTiNO 48VOLT demonstrates leaner architecture and environmentally friendly cost-effective electric drive system. The electric sports car took just 8:21 hours to cover a distance of 1,000 kilometres, not only maintaining a remarkable traveling speed, but also covering a total distance of 1,401 kilometres with 2×95 litres of electrolyte liquid in its tanks. These are benchmarks unattainable by any other electric vehicle.
“We had hoped that the nanoFlowcell® would reach the 100,000-kilometre mark without going into maintenance mode. But when this really happened, we were absolutely delighted with the resilience of the nanoFlowcell®,” says Nunzio La Vecchia, CEO of nanoFlowcell Holdings. “Current test analyses confirm our confidence and it is with complete assurance that we are giving a guarantee of 50,000 operating hours on the nanoFlowcell® hardware. That equates to a theoretical running distance in an electric car of 2.5 million kilometres.”
The nanoFlowcell 48VOLT flow cell system incorporates three membranes along which the bi-ION electric liquid can be guided in order to react with one another. The continuous output of the installed flow cell system stands at 80 to 90 kW. Via a DC/DC transformer, the flow cell supplies a constant feed of controllable low-voltage energy directly to the 80 kW electric motor. This is enough power to accelerate the QUANTiNO 48VOLT from zero to 100 km/h in around five seconds, and maintain a top speed of 200 km/h.
nanoFlowcell Holdings does not seek to become a vehicle manufacturer, but instead to offer its energy and EV technologies to interested manufacturers in licence form. The company wishes to support the industry as a R&D partner with expertise in the field of modern flow cell energy. The use of nanoFlowcell® technology is not restricted to the automotive sector meaning the technology can be adapted to a wide variety of applications – such as shipping, rail and air traffic, or as an autonomous or on-grid regenerative energy carrier within an ecologically sustainable energy transition.