Electric Sports Car Prototype ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
The Quant E is an all electric research sports car than is not for sale. In a few years, the makers hope to use the new technology in a commercial vehicle. One of the most amazing things about this car is the reported performance and characteristics of the the nanoflow battery.
According to the manufacturer, the nanoflow batter boasts ( claims ) to have a specific power of 6,000 watts per kg which is 20 times more power per unit weight than lead acid and 4 times better than lithium ion technology.
If this is true, Tesla and other electric car manufacturers had better get back to the drawing board.
Specifications of the QUANT E-SPORTLIMOUSINE
nominal voltage: 600 V nominal current: 50 A tank capacity: 2 x 200 L
0 – 100 KM/H: 2.8 S top speed: 380 + KM/H range: projected 400 to 600 KM energy consumption: 20 KWH/100 KM
The flow cell battery’s greatest advantage lies in its range: It can drive a vehicle 20-times further than a conventional lead-acid battery and 5-times further than the lithium-ion technology that powers most of today’s electric cars. Flow cell batteries are also durable. Furthermore, recharging them does not take hours and hours. All that is required to recharge them is to exchange spent electrolytes (which can be recharged outside the vehicle) for new, charged fluid.
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
kerb weight with full tanks: 2,300 KG wheelbase: 3,198 MM
WHEEL AND TIRES
front: 245 x 30 R22″ rear: 285 x 30-22″ rolling resistance optimised width: 2,019 MM length: 5,257 MM height: 1,357 MM
door system: two double wing-safety-doors door openings: 865 MM x 2,068 MM side window: 400 MM x 1,830 MM body type: monocoque seats: four, front and rear adjustable
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.