Walk-In Van and Freightliner M2 Re-Powers for Undisclosed Customers
Colorado’s UQM Technologies reported a new order from Electric Vehicles International for UQM’s PowerPhase HD 220 electric drive systems, for delivery later this calendar year to power all-electric walk-in vans and medium-duty commercial trucks.
The UQM motors and controllers will be used in EVI vehicles “built to meet a variety of needs, including parcel delivery, food and beverage, construction, landscaping and more,” UQM says. The EVI vehicles 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 propulsions systems.”
“The PowerPhase HD systems offer commercial vehicle manufacturers a range of solutions for building battery-electric and parallel-hybrid vehicles,” UQM interim president and COO Joe Mitchell said in a release.
“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,” he said.
The latest round UQM gear is being used for walk-in van and Freightliner M2 re-power projects for a variety of customers, says EVI general manager Joe Anastasio.
UQM and EVI signed a long-term supply pact in 2013 (F&F, June 11, 2013).
EVI is also installing UQM gear in Keshi Group mine vehicles for China. UQM disclosed a ten-year agreement with Keshi for explosion proof permanent magnet electric propulsion systems and explosion proof EVs earlier this year.
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