UQM Technologies and Electric Vehicles International sign long-term supply agreement for PowerPhase electric drive systems
UQM Technologies, Inc. and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have signed a new long-term supply agreement, extending the vehicle electrification work that the companies have done together. As part of the agreement, EVI will use UQM PowerPhase HD systems to power their all-electric walk-in vans and medium-duty commercial trucks. The PowerPhase HD systems were developed for the needs of heavier commercial vehicles.
The UQM PowerPhase HD electric motors and controllers will be used to power EVI medium-duty trucks and all-electric walk-in vans that are built to meet a variety of needs, including parcel delivery, food and beverage, construction, landscaping and more.
The EVI commercial vehicles have a GVW range from class 4 to class 5, and offer a scalable system that can achieve up to 90 miles (145 km) per charge relying on UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems.
Under the new long-term supply agreement, UQM will begin shipping PowerPhase HD systems to EVI in the third quarter of 2013.