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UQM and EVI Ink Long-Term Pact

June 11, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Supply Deal Covers All Walk-In Vans, Also Other Trucks

UQM Technologies said Tuesday that it’s reached a long-term supply agreement with Electric Vehicles International, extending their vehicle electrification relationship. UQM has supplied its Power Phase HD drivelines for approximately 100 EVI walk-in vans for UPS.

PowerPhase HD electric motors and controllers by UQM Technologies will be used to power medium-duty trucks (a converted Freightliner is shown here) and all-electric walk-in vans by California’s Electric Vehicles International, UQM said Tuesday.

PowerPhase HD electric motors and controllers by UQM Technologies will be used to power medium-duty trucks (a converted Freightliner is shown here) and all-electric walk-in vans by California’s Electric Vehicles International, UQM said Tuesday.

“UQM PowerPhase HD electric motors and controllers will be used to power EVI medium-duty trucks and all-electric walk-in vans,” states a release. The PowerPhase HD systems were developed for the demanding needs of heavier commercial vehicles.

UQM (NYSE:UQM) will begin shipping PowerPhase HD systems to EVI under the new arrangement in the third quarter.

“We worked with EVI and other vehicle manufacturers when engineering the PowerPhase HD product line to ensure that our systems met or exceeded their requirements for this market,” UQM president and CEO Eric Ridenour says in the announcement.

Battery electric walk-in vans by EVI with Morgan Olson bodies in UPS brown livery

Battery electric walk-in vans by EVI with Morgan Olson bodies in UPS brown livery

UQM Helps Achieve 90-Mile Range

“The PowerPhase HD systems offer commercial vehicle manufacturers a range of solutions for building battery electric and parallel hybrid vehicles,” he said.

EVI offers vehicles for parcel delivery, food and beverage, construction, landscaping “and more,” UQM says. EVI’s commercial vehicles have a GVW range from class 4 to class 5, “and offer a scalable system that can achieve up to 90 miles per charge relying on UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems.”

“The UQM HD systems provide a solid electric powertrain for our medium-duty trucks and walk-in vans,” EVI CEO Ricky Hanna says in the UQM release.

“We’re proud to continue purchasing systems from this U.S.-based vehicle electrification company and provide commercial fleet operators with efficient and dependable vehicles.”


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