NanoFlowcell launches US-American subsidiary

NanoFlowcell has come back with the foundation of a US subsidiary. The Swiss research and development company, which has been working for many years on electric cars with flow cell drives and electrolytes for refuelling, has founded the offshoot NanoFlowcell USA based in New York.

The tasks of the US subsidiary are to adapt flow cell technology to US-specific applications and to develop new applications. NanoFlowcell USA is also to drive forward the localisation of project plans for the series production of the Quant-E models as well as the construction of a large production plant for the electrolyte solution bi-ION, according to the company. In this context, NanoFlowcell is explicitly not seeking subsidies from the US government but wants to rely on strategic partnerships.

As with the company’s earlier announcements, scepticism is in order. After all, the company has been developing e-cars since 1996, which are supposed to manage without the usual battery technology. Apart from a few concept cars, however, there has been no result so far, and a production vehicle from the Swiss is still not in sight. The completion of a production complex in Switzerland called “Quant City”, which was already announced for 2018, has not yet taken place; in 2021, the company still published a video with a rendering of the facility. The address of the headquarters mentioned on the homepage is in a residential area in the Swiss municipality of Kirchberg.

To mark the founding of the US subsidiary (and to celebrate the 25th anniversary from 2021), NanoFlowcell presented another study: The Quantino 25 – sometimes also referred to as Twentyfive – is a small electric roadster with removable roof sections. It is powered by four 59 kW electric motors. This should enable the 2+2-seater to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than three seconds and up to 250 km/h at top speed. With a more economical driving style, the electrolyte called bi-ION in the two 125-litre tanks should last for an impressive 2,000 kilometres. (in German, concept Car)