First Impressions from Geneva 2010: NLV Quant

This four-seat Gullwinger last year billed as the Koenigsegg Quant is reappeared as the NLV Quant in Geneva. The Concept is created by NLV Solar and Swedish supercar builder Christian von Koenigsegg.

This four-seat Gullwinger last year billed as the Koenigsegg Quant is reappeared as the NLV Quant in Geneva. The Concept is created by NLV Solar and Swedish supercar builder Christian von Koenigsegg.

The NLV Quant is a four-seat electric car that incorporated photovoltaic energy collectors in the body surface.The wheelbase is 122 inches, and the vehicle’s overall length is 192 inches. It’s six-and-a-half-feet wide, too. More over, it rides on 23-inch wheels.

And now are you ready for the “Dream Numbers”? From zero to sixty miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 234 miles per hour. Pretty good, isn’t it?! The NLV Quant weighs 3,700 pounds. Also we need to point out that the Quant’s made out of carbon fiber.

Power comes from four electric motors with some type of torque vectoring software to maximize traction. There are two different power systems on board. One’s a conventional battery and the other’s a pyrite film covering that acts as a solar cell to power the instruments and also charge the battery. Speaking of batteries, the NLV Quant might will ship with either a metal-air battery or a refillable Redox Flow Cell.

The Quant is planned to be the first production car with a four-seat carbon fiber chassis and a body entirely covered in a thin solar film. The company is now planning to have a running prototype of the Quant on the road later this year with a production-certified machine by 2012. [NLVQuant via AutoBlog]

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