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UQM Technologies to display new PowerPhase HD electric drive system at 2012 HTUF

UQM Technologies, Inc. will display the new PowerPhase HD 220 electric drive system at the upcoming Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) national conference and expo in Charlotte, NC. The PowerPhase HD 220 T system includes the most powerful electric motor UQM has yet manufactured, and an all-new controller designed specifically for the commercial vehicle market.

The PowerPhase Pro electric propulsion system that is in volume production will also be part of the UQM display.

The PowerPhase HD 220 delivers 700 N·m (516 lb-ft) of peak torque, 220 kW of peak power and 120 kW of continuous power. It joins the line of automotive-qualified PowerPhase Pro propulsion systems for battery electric vehicles in multiple market segments.

HTUF is a national, multi-year, user-driven program to speed the commercialization of hybrid, electric and advanced technologies for the medium- and heavy-duty industries. HTUF is operated by CALSTART in partnership with and under contract to the US Army TARDEC National Automotive Center.

In addition to the commercial vehicle customers, UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems have also been selected to power CODA Automotive passenger cars, as well as the Audi A1 e-tron, Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Phantom and fuel cell London Taxi pre-production test fleet vehicles. The UQM facility has 40,000 units of annual production capacity for its PowerPhase Pro electric propulsion systems.


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