Quantum receives fleet contract from Dow Chemical for 100+ plug-in hybrid F-150s; 20 kWh Dow Kokam Li-ion packs
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has received a contract to deliver 100+ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles (earlier post) powered by Dow Kokam lithium ion battery technology to The Dow Chemical Company.
Quantum developed the new hybrid drive system Quantum F-Drive specifically for the Ford F-150 pickup truck, one of the highest volume selling fleet vehicles in America. The F-150 PHEV has a 35-mile electric-only range, shifting to hybrid electric mode thereafter for a total range of more than 400 miles.
The 20 kWh Dow Kokam battery enables delivery of the required vehicle range in addition to speeds of up to 85 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 12 seconds.
The F-Drive system has been integrated in the F-150 truck such that there is no impingement into the cab or cargo bed and maintains full ground clearance. The fleet vehicles, incorporating Quantum’s F-Drive, will meet Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards, US Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board emission requirements.