Traction Technology Plc has ordered UQM PowerPhase 100 and PowerPhase 150 generators to power their series hybrid electric power packs in city buses in the UK. The generators will be coupled directly to a diesel engine.
Traction Technology also has plans to introduce the UQM PowerPhase 150 as a propulsion system option later this year. The Traction Technology hybrid electric power pack is expected to enable a city bus to meet the upcoming Euro V Diesel Emissions Standards while at the same time improving vehicle performance. Working in conjunction with Transport for London operator Epsom Coaches, Merseytravel and Ipswich Buses Limited, Traction Technology plans to develop the hybrid power packs to meet the Low Emission Zone requirements set forth by the 2010 EU air quality objectives.
Earlier, Traction technology selected the Enova 120kW hybrid drive system in combination with a supercapacitor energy storage system for application in four series hybrid Optare Solo Buses contracted by Merseytravel. The award follows competitive trial evaluation by Merseytravel. (Earlier post.)