Issue: Oct 2006


UQM Technologies Propulsion System Powers Electric SUV at Zero Emission Vehicle Symposium



by Rob White

UQM Technologies Propulsion System is powering an electric SUV at the California Air Resources Board Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Technology Symposium, being held September 25-27, 2006 in Sacramento, California. The full-size electric SUV is being road demonstrated by Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ALTI), along with their partners Boshart Engineering and Phoenix Motorcars.

This vehicle incorporates a 100 kW UQM(R) electric drive system which includes UQM's latest proprietary software algorithms that result in high torque (over 400 ft-lbs), wide constant power speed range (up to 5000 RPM top speed), and an optimized system efficiency of over 94%.

Attendees of the Symposium are invited to ride in this innovative, full-size SUV. The demonstration electric SUV is an early model of the commercially available vehicle, targeted for volume delivery in Spring 2007. This vehicle is planned to be capable of road speeds up to 95 mph, a driving range that is configurable up to 200 miles, a battery recharge time potential of less than 10 minutes, and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds.

UQM's Director of Engineering, Jon Lutz, is representing the Company at the symposium that is bringing together industry and government stakeholders to discuss electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Symposium is being be held at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA.

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