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.”
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.
“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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