Over the years, a number of companies have come up with new technologies promising to boost the efficiency of cars by previously unseen levels. They tend to roll out fancy concepts, typically with wild performance claims, but these companies never seem to be able to progress beyond the concept stage for whatever reasons (we're sure you can guess why).
The latest is a startup called nanoFLOWCELL, which at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week presented the Quant e-Sportlimousine concept car. What makes nanoFLOWCELL so interesting is that the company's founder, Nunzio La Vecchia, has some serious backing.
A previous Quant concept was shown by La Vecchia in 2010 and was developed together with Swedish supercar brand Koenigsegg. La Vecchia has since joined forces with Germany's Bosch and has now rolled out the new Quant e-Sportlimousine.
The latest concept is an electric sedan that utilizes La Vecchia's nanoFLOWCELL technology. The concept's electric drive system is rather conventional, albeit there are four separate motors producing 920 horsepower, but its rechargeable energy storage system, called a flow cell, is unique, at least in the world of autos.