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UQM Technologies Expands Its Production-Ready Commercial Vehicle Product Lineup with the Introduction of the High-Torque PowerPhase HD 950T System


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LONGMONT, Colo.--May 15, 2013: UQM Technologies, Inc. is introducing a new system in its growing line of production-ready, automotive-validated electric propulsion systems for vehicles. The new UQM PowerPhase HD 950T provides 950 Nm of torque and is designed for heavier commercial trucks and buses that require higher torque. This is an additional offering to the PowerPhase HD 220 that we announced last year, giving customers choices of various levels of torque and horsepower to meet their requirements.

“We have grown commercial vehicle systems as a significant part of our business, in addition to passenger vehicles, to meet the needs of our increasingly diversified customer base.”

"Adding the PowerPhase HD 950T to our existing product line further expands our range of systems for commercial vehicles, from small delivery vehicles through city buses," said Eric R. Ridenour, President and Chief Executive Officer of UQM Technologies, Inc. "We have grown commercial vehicle systems as a significant part of our business, in addition to passenger vehicles, to meet the needs of our increasingly diversified customer base."

The UQM PowerPhase HD 950T provides 950 Nm of peak torque, 144 kW of peak power and 100 kW of continuous power. This high torque level delivers better launch performance, grade climbing and acceleration for heavier vehicles. The power and speed range also make it possible to use this electric motor in conjunction with simplified transmissions.

In addition to full-electric vehicle applications, the PowerPhase HD 950T is ideal for use in parallel hybrid applications. The higher torque and lower speed range optimizes the system for operation at engine speeds, a requirement in these types of powertrain systems.

UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems power Proterra's all-electric composite transit buses, Electric Vehicles International's all-electric medium-duty trucks and walk-in vans and Boulder Electric Vehicle's commercial vehicles.