Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg and NLV Solar AG, a pioneer in photovoltaics and accumulator technology, have joined forces to create the Quant. The brainchild of this marriage of power and energy is a four-seater solar electric car. A full-scale model was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Salon.
The project was born when NLV Solar AG commissioned the environmentally aware Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to develop and design a “car of the future”, incorporating NLV Solar’s groundbreaking, proprietary technology in the fields of photovoltaics and accumulators.
In 2008, the two companies signed a cooperation agreement to create a test vehicle for a unique propulsion system that makes optimum use of the solar technologies developed by NLV Solar AG, allied with an innovative accumulator unit. The groundbreaking thin-film solar-cell coating is being implemented in one of Koenigsegg’s signature avant-garde designs.
The prototype was later developed into the car which became known as nanoFlowcell Quant. Koenigsegg also followed the idea of a luxury four-seater supercar when they unveiled the Gemera in 2020.