‘Extension Reflects the Increased Demand in the U.S. Marketplace’
UQM Technologies said this morning that it’s extended its PowerPhase HD driveline supply agreement with Proterra, which manufactures 100% battery-electric transit buses.
UQM PowerPhase controller and motor coupled on display at Proterra’a Northern California facility (F&F, October 7, 2015).
“The extension reflects the increased demand in the U.S. marketplace for the Proterra buses and the expected increased production volume of the UQM PowerPhase HD systems,” states a release.
UQM notes that Proterra vehicles have logged 2 million miles of revenue service (F&F, March 3) with operators in California, Washington, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts Kentucky, and Nevada – “with growing demand nationally.”
‘Second to None’
“The experience we have mutually gained with Proterra through their support, success and growth has translated into a product that is second to none in this market,” UQM president and CEO Joe Mitchell says in today’s announcement.
“We look forward to our continued growth and expanding our drivetrain technology offerings globally to support this exciting market segment,” he said.
‘Helped Us Raise the Bar’
“UQM has consistently performed to our expectations, and helped us raise the bar for the market as a whole,” said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple.
“The extension of our long-term supply agreement with UQM reflects our mutual success in this partnership, and speaks to the ability of both teams to address the technology curve as well as provide solutions that are attractive to our EV customer base.”
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