Written by Automotive Rhythms
With an official licence to operate the QUANT e-Sportlimousine on public roads in Germany and Europe nanoFLOWCELL AG has taken a further major step towards establishing flow-cell technology as an alternative, fully electric drive system. However, that isn’t all: in cooperation with its prestigious partners nanoFLOWCELL AG and Chief Technical Officer Nunzio La Vecchia are currently working at top speed on the homologation of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL technology. Due to official specifications vehicles have to be designed and constructed in such a way that they meet individual legal requirements. What does this mean in detail?
In Germany, for example, these official specifications can be based on vehicle approval regulations and road traffic licensing provisions. Broadly speaking the approvals process checks how well the vehicle meets emission and crash specifications.
The inspection process covers components such as the brakes, seats, seat belts, lamps and window glass right across to the lighting for the number plate and the jet for the windscreen wipers. Each individual component of a newly developed vehicle is subjected to in-depth testing and has to meet statutory regulations with regard to quality and safety in order to obtain official approval.
Only when the homologation process has been implemented by the responsible authorities will nanoFLOWCELL AG with its QUANT e-Sportlimousine be able to launch the next important stage: series production.