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.
“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.
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“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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