The Quant all-electric e-Sportlimousine has progressed to the next step in its development, with the concept now approved for use on public roads.
TÜV Süd in Munich gave the concept the green light this week to travel on roads in Germany, meaning the e-Sportlimousine can now use other roads within the European Union as well.
The concept features ‘nanoFlowCell’ battery technology, which the its creator claims can store much greater concentrations of energy than other batteries currently used in EVs.
"This is a historic moment and a milestone not only for our company but perhaps even for the electro-mobility of the future,” nanoFLOWCELL’s Nunzio La Vecchia said.
“For the first time an automobile featuring flow-cell electric drive technology will appear on Germany's roads. Today we have put the product of 14 years hard development work on the road. “
The e-Sportlimousine’s numbers are impressive to say the least. Power is rated at a combined 480kW from the four electric motors, while torque is an unbelievable “four times 2900Nm”.
The zero to 100km dash is dealt with in 2.8 seconds, with a projected top speed of 350km/h and a range of beyond 600km.
nanoFLOWCELL says it and its partners are currently working at “top speed” on the project, with a view to seeing the model enter production as soon as possible.
Once the e-Sportlimousine project rolls down the production line, nanoFLOWCELL plans to expand its battery technology to marine, rail and aviation applications, along with investigating uses for the family home.
The Quant e-Sportlimousine was first unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in February.