Pre-Assembled Units Leverage ‘Q-Lite’ Type IV Tanks
Quantum Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:QTWW) last week launched a line of pre-assembled compressed natural gas storage modules and system assemblies “for quick integration on to a variety of vehicle platforms.”
The integrated units leverage Quantum’s new Q-Lite lightweight, carbon-composite gaseous fuel storage vessels (F&F, November 20), as well as “expertise in safety-critical structural design, high strength materials and topology optimization to provide intelligent lightweight systems that maximize on-board fuel storage and contribute to superior fuel economy, handling and low emission performance.”
The company promises “dramatic weight reduction, increased fuel storage capacity, and the capability to quickly integrate these systems.” The assemblies were developed at the firm’s technology campus in Lake Forest, Calif.
‘A Strong and Innovative Record’
Quantum says that its CNG knowhow encompasses “more than 15 years of system integration experience with strong expertise in software, calibration, fuel system integration, emission and durability testing, validation, and manufacturing capabilities.”
“Quantum has a strong and innovative record in vehicle engineering and system integration as demonstrated by successful launches of various General Motors natural gas vehicle production platforms, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, military hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicle prototypes for the U.S. Postal Service, and the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid vehicle,” president and CEO Brian Olson said in a release.
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Source: Quantum release with Fleets & Fuels follow-up