UQM To Launch 220-kw Peak Power EV Electric Motor

UQM Technologies, Inc. will display its newest product for vehicle electrification September 18-19, 2012, at the Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) national conference and expo in Charlotte, N.C.

According to the company, the PowerPhase HD 220 is the most powerful electric motor UQM has ever manufactured, and comes in a system with an all-new controller designed specifically for the commercial vehicle market.

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

“We are excited to be part of the rapidly expanding commercial vehicle electrification market and our systems are currently powering Hino and Proterra electric buses, as well as Electric Vehicles International’s all-electric medium-duty trucks and walk-in delivery vans and Boulder EV delivery vans,” said Eric Ridenour, UQM Technologies’ president and chief executive officer. “And we are likewise excited to show our all-new PowerPhase HD 220, designed specifically to meet the needs of commercial vehicle customers, at the HTUF event.”

The newest UQM product for the commercial vehicle market, the PowerPhase HD 220 delivers 700 Nm of peak torque, 220 kw of peak power and 120kw 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 U.S. 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.