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UQM HD220 for Kalmar Airport Tugs

January 26, 2016 in Aviation, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Best Power Density, Performance and Efficiency We Have Seen’

UQM Technologies said today that its PowerPhase HD220 heavy duty motor-and-controller combination has successfully passed vehicle trials with major airlines, and that Sweden’s Kalmar Motor will use the drive in its TBL-50 airplane tugs.

Sweden’s Kalmar Motor AB has successfully tested UQM’s PowerPhase HD220 drive in its TBL-50 aircraft tug, UQM said today. The TBLK-50 is currently offered with a 4-cylinder Deutz diesel engine.

Sweden’s Kalmar Motor AB has successfully tested UQM’s PowerPhase HD220 drive in its TBL-50 aircraft tug, UQM said today. The TBLK-50 is currently offered with a 4-cylinder Deutz diesel engine.



“Production orders are expected to begin in mid-2016,” UQM said.

“UQM continues to expand into new heavy-duty commercial markets, and this tug by Kalmar Motor is a prime example of a new propulsion application where UQM is the ideal electric drive system provider,” UQM president and CEO Joe Mitchell says in today’s announcement.

‘The Versatility We Need’

“The UQM control software allows us the versatility we need for these demanding vehicles, and their electric motor systems offer the best power density, performance and efficiency we have seen in the industry,” Kalmar sales director Magnus Johansson says in the UQM announcement.

“This makes UQM ideally suited for rigorous aircraft towing applications that require as little downtime as possible,” Johansson said.

“We are looking forward to working with such a respected and well known partner as Kalmar in this growing market,” Mitchell said.


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Source: UQM Technologies with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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