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UQM and Kinetics for Full EV Drives

April 22, 2014 in Companies, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PowerPhase HD Motors & Controllers and NexDrive Transmissions

UQM Technologies said Tuesday that it is collaborating with Canada’s Kinetics Drive Solutions on “an efficient and robust integrated electric motor and multi-speed transmission system for commercial vehicle applications that will benefit from a full system approach.”

UQM Technologies and Kinetics Drive Solutions are taking ‘a full system approach’ on development of complete drivelines for battery electric vehicles.

UQM Technologies and Kinetics Drive Solutions are taking ‘a full system approach’ on development of complete drivelines for battery electric vehicles.

Benefits include availability of a proven integrated system for vehicle manufacturers and “quicker speed to market and reduced development time and cost,” with fewer engineering variables, UQM (NYSE:UQM) said.

“This system is engineered to provide commercial vehicle manufacturers a powerful and efficient electric drive powertrain while minimizing the development time for integration,” states a release.

“As we work with multiple partners in China and other regions of the world, it has become clear that for some the ability to offer a complete system will be a competitive advantage,” UQM president and CEO Eric Ridenour said in the announcement.

‘Combined Strengths’

“By collaborating with Kinetics we are able to offer those customers a proven powertrain system,” he said.

“The combined strengths of our systems, our combined marketing power and our recent ISO/TS 16949 registration will expand our reach in these important markets.”

The new drivelines will feature UQM’s PowerPhase HD brand electric motors and controllers coupled with Kinetics NexDrive transmissions – specifically the EV3-850, designed and developed for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle applications.


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