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Quantum Awarded Natural Gas Vehicle Program with a Leading Global Automaker

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Quantum to develop and supply natural gas storage and engine fuel systems for a production-intent passenger vehicle

LAKE FOREST, CA--April 1, 2013: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. , a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced that it has signed a vehicle development and exclusive production agreement and received a purchase contract from a leading global automaker for engineering design and development of the natural gas storage and engine fuel system for a production-intent compressed natural gas (CNG) passenger vehicle.

The contract involves the design, integration, and supply of a light-weight natural gas on-board fuel storage system, fuel handling and engine systems for an advanced internal combustion engine vehicle, to meet customer-specified quality, durability and performance targets.

"We are very pleased to have secured this contract to develop passenger vehicle systems, leveraging our experience in providing complete solutions for our customers -- from concept to detailed engineering, integration, regulatory certifications, production supply, complete conversion support, and after sales service," said Brian Olson, the President and CEO of Quantum. "Passenger vehicles represent a high growth area for natural gas vehicles, one that complements our existing involvement with light to heavy duty truck applications."