UQM HEV Propulsion System Selected for US Army Project

September 26, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

UQM Technologies Inc. (Frederick, CO), a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced that it has been selected by Stewart and Stevenson Services Inc. to provide a UQM® hybrid-electric propulsion system for use on a US Army future heavy-truck demonstrator. The custom UQM® hybrid-electric propulsion system is being provided in support of the Stewart and Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems (TVS) recently announced contract award to develop a prototype as part of the US Army's evaluation of a next-generation, tactical wheeled vehicle.

"We are pleased to be part of the Stewart and Stevenson TVS team win and to have the opportunity to provide an advanced UQM® hybrid-electric propulsion system as part of the US Army's Future Tactical Truck System program," said UQM Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer William Rankin. "We have incorporated a number of recent technology advancements into our proprietary permanent-magnet motor and controller systems that have further improved their performance, power density, and efficiency, as well as their reliability, durability, and cost. The advantages of our systems are being recognized in a number of military vehicle applications, which we believe represents an important and growing market for the company."