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Quantum introduces new Q-Lite series of ultra-lightweight natural gas vehicle fuel storage systems
7 November 2012
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is introducing new and enhanced natural gas storage technology aimed at the heavy duty long-haul and medium-duty vehicle segments, among others. The new Q-Lite series of fuel systems have been optimized to maximize vehicle range by means of dematerialization and application of new generation materials, by leveraging Quantum’s technology in extreme high-pressure hydrogen storage.
The Q-Lite technology is the first in a planned series of advanced fuel system technologies enabling broader scale adoption through lighter weight and more robust storage systems.—Brian Olson, Quantum’s Chief Executive Officer and President
This new and enhanced ultra-lightweight natural gas storage technology includes a one-piece lightweight liner system that maximizes storage capacity, and new shock absorbers and a highly optimized corrosion and fatigue-resistant structural shell that incorporates high strength lightweight aluminum fittings.
Developed at Quantum’s Technology Center in Lake Forest, California, the advanced composite natural gas storage cylinder provides weight reduction, increased fuel storage capacity, and the capability to integrate on vehicles with simple lightweight brackets, resulting in an overall reduction in fuel system weight.
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