Remy to Supply Quantum with Traction Motors for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Pickup Trucks.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has signed a supply agreement with Remy International Inc. for its high performance electric traction motors for the Quantum's Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) F-150, that is based on America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150.
"We are pleased to secure Remy and other leading suppliers for our plug-in hybrid electric fleet truck program," said Brian Olson, Quantum's CEO. "Quantum is committed to providing a reliable, efficient and cost-effective product to our customers, and Remy will help us meet our goals through their high volume automotive-grade electric motors and strong partnership."
Kevin Quinn, Remy Electric Motors VP/General Manager, commented, "Quantum is a very innovative company, and the PHEV F-150 program is just another great example of their capabilities and drive to move the technology forward. Remy is extremely pleased to be part of their success."
Quantum will integrate the Remy HVH250 traction motor into its "F-Drive" parallel hybrid system that delivers an all-electric range of 35 miles and a hybrid operational range of 400 miles. The PHEV F-150 will have similar performance to the conventional Ford F150 gasoline powered pick-up truck; however, it will operate with zero emissions and zero petroleum fuel consumption for the first 35 miles. After which, its hybrid mode will operate with over a 25% decrease in fuel consumption and over 60% reduction in emissions.
The vehicles were specifically designed for corporate fleets, including current customers Florida Power & Light and The Dow Chemical Company. The F-150 PHEV comes standard with 4WD, but can also be operated in 2WD mode. The vehicle has a payload of up to 900 lbs. and a towing capacity of 5,800 lbs., making it a good choice for truck fleets requiring the performance potential of an electric drive system combined with the utility value of a light-duty pickup truck.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide of Irvine, California, develops, manufactures and sells lightweight natural gas and hydrogen storage systems as well as advanced powertrain components for hybrid/electric and alternative fuel vehicles.
Remy International, of Pendleton, California is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of alternators, starter motors, and electric traction motors. (5/18/12)
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May 22, 2012 – Vol. 17 No.10