Neil Young Gives Keynote Address at 2013 SEMA Show on the LincVolt Powered by UQM PowerPhase System


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Neil Young’s Green Performance Keynote “Repowering the American Dream,” addressed a crowd of automotive enthusiasts at the 2013 SEMA Show During Keynote Address, Neil Young discusses the development and technology of the LincVolt and aims to inspire a generation by creating clean automobile propulsion technology LincVolt is a 1959 Lincoln converted into a series hybrid using a UQM PowerPhaseŽ motor and controller system

LONGMONT, CO--November 14, 2013: UQM Technologies, Inc. congratulates singer and songwriter Neil Young for his Green Performance Keynote at the 2013 SEMA Show on the topic of “Repowering the American Dream.” Addressing a crowd of automotive enthusiasts, Young discussed the development and technology of his series hybrid LincVolt powered by the UQM PowerPhaseŽ motor and controller system.

“We are delighted that Neil Young once again chose UQM for the electric motor and controller for this second-generation LincVolt”

“We are delighted that Neil Young once again chose UQM for the electric motor and controller for this second-generation LincVolt,” said Eric R. Ridenour, President and Chief Executive Officer of UQM Technologies, Inc. “We commend him for using his considerable fame to reach an extremely diverse audience with positive messages about the benefits of vehicle electrification.”

The LincVolt is a 1959 Lincoln Continental that Young’s team converted into a series-hybrid vehicle. Recently driven across country from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., the LincVolt utilized the UQM PowerPhase motor and controller system as an integral part of the drive system, capable of moving the 2.5 ton cruiser at highway speed with ease and efficiency.

Young’s development of the LincVolt aims to inspire a generation by creating clean automobile propulsion technology that serves the needs of the 21st Century and delivers performance that is a reflection of the driver’s spirit. You can learn more about LincVolt at LincVolt.

The LincVolt demonstrates how the UQM PowerPhase systems are used to support a diverse range of applications. UQM has also supplied systems to the Audi A1 e-tron series plug-in hybrid, Hino all-electric city buses, Proterra all-electric composite transit buses, Boulder EV all-electric delivery vans, Electric Vehicles International all-electric medium-duty trucks and delivery vans and Zenith Motors all-electric shuttle vans among others.

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