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UQM Technologies signs 3-year supply agreement to provide Boulder Electric Vehicle with electric propulsion systems

UQM Technologies, Inc. and Boulder Electric Vehicle have signed a new three-year supply agreement, making UQM the exclusive supplier of electric propulsion systems to the growing commercial vehicle manufacturer. UQM’s electric motors and controllers will power Boulder Electric Vehicle’s all-electric commercial vehicles, including delivery vans for UPS and the Department of Defense SPIDERS program.

The UQM PowerPhase HD 220 will be the core of the Boulder Electric Vehicle powertrain in its DV-500 commercial vehicle platform. This platform will support three all-electric models: delivery vans, flatbed trucks and service body trucks.

The PowerPhase HD 220 delivers 700 N·m (516 lb-ft) of peak torque, 220 kW of peak power and 120 kW on a continuous basis. UQM began shipping PowerPhase HD 220 systems under the agreement to Boulder Electric Vehicle in the past two months.

The PowerPhase HD 220 was introduced in 2012, further expanding the systems that UQM offers for electric, hybrid and extended-range vehicles. UQM engineers and manufactures complete all-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for applications ranging from small passenger cars to transit buses.

In addition to the power level we wanted for our DV-500 all-electric platform, the UQM systems also provide outstanding efficiency, which will help us meet our driving range goals. We have been very happy with the performance and efficiency of UQM systems previously incorporated into our vehicles, and we are looking forward to using the PowerPhase HD 220 system which was designed to meet the unique needs of commercial vehicles.

—Carter Brown, CEO of Boulder Electric Vehicle


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