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UQM secures order for power systems from Electric Vehicles International

ABR Staff Writer Published 04 January 2012

UQM Technologies (UQM) has received an order from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) for 100 additional PowerPhase HD Select 200 systems that will be equipped in the all-electric UPS delivery vans built by EVI.

According to UPS, the vans will be deployed in California early this year and will replace older-generation diesel trucks, saving an estimated 126,000 gallons of diesel fuel every year.

The power systems EVI is buying is designed specifically for use in commercial vehicles and it includes a 200 kW (268 horsepower)/900 N-m (664 ft-lbs) electric motor/generator and controller.

UQM's propulsion systems are used in a variety of applications, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses and, most recently, marine applications.

UQM Technologies president and CEO Eric Ridenour said the company is pleased that UPS has selected the all-electric EVI delivery van for the expansion of its all-electric delivery van fleet program.

"The expansion of our business with EVI into UPS vehicles represents a significant deployment of our higher power propulsion systems in the medium-duty commercial truck market and will drive revenue growth in this important segment," Ridenour said.

"We are building PowerPhase HD Select 200 systems for these vehicles now and will deliver our first shipment to EVI this quarter."

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