German testing centre TÜV Süd has certified Liechtenstein nanoFLOWCELL’s (NFC) EV for use on public roads in Europe.
The “QUANT e-Sportlimousine” comprises a flow battery and two supercapacitors providing a driving range of up to 600km and a continuous output of 30kW, according to the company. The car is designed to have a consumption of 20kWh/100km and acceleration from 0-100 in 2.8sec.
“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,” said NFC founder and chief technical officer Nunzio La Vecchia.
The company now aims to get an approval for series production.
“The attention received by the nanoFLOWCELL and the positive response to it has encouraged us to think about investment possibilities in the project, right up to a possible initial public offering,” said La Vecchia. “This would enable us to drive forward the wide range of possible applications and potential of the nanoFLOWCELL on an international scale. Initial planning and discussions are already taking place,” he added.
NFC was founded in 2013. Based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, the company focuses on the research and development of drive technology and classification of flow cell technology. The company has a second laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland.
NFC revealed the model at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.