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Koenigsegg Quant

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by graham, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Koenigsegg Quant: Solar-powered, four-seater electric sports car - Crave at CNET UK

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  2. TEG

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    That's an interesting development.
     
  3. stopcrazypp

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    Yes, but it's not drivable and it might not make production.

    Seems like the amount of electric concepts have exploded these last couple of years, but we have yet to see actual production electric cars come from those concepts.
     
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    Maybe it will be made for under $30,000.


    Oh wait! Add these: 00.
     
  5. doug

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    Right. Certainly interesting, but I can't say I'm optimistic about anything coming of it anytime soon. A few warning signs: They play up solar panels, which we know is mostly a marketing gimmick (Fisker admitted you could get about 5 miles of range if the Karma sat in the sun for a week). Wheel motors again... still waiting for a production car with wheel motors. Unspecified battery technology with new fancy acronym, Flow Accumulator Energy Storage (FAES).

    Koenigsegg joins EV race with new Quant supercar concept - [2009 Koenigsegg Quant Concept] - MotorAuthority - Car news, reviews, spy shots

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    It does look pretty cool, but this is blatantly just another "let's double Tesla's numbers and try to divert attention away from them and get them some negative press" exercise.
     
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    So a technology partner (NLV Solar), who was supposed to outfit Quant with thin-coat invisible solar panels with unheard of 38% solar energy conversion efficiency turned out to be a fraud. Closer examination of Koenigsegg's Quant press release reveals NLV Solar was also supposed to provide the mysterious "Flow Accumulator Energy Storage" device. So Quant turned out to be a Quack. Why does this story ring such a loud bell on this side of the Atlantic? At least one would think that Koenigsegg, who actually does make some nice sports gassers, should know better. This will sting them badly I am afraid.
     

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