UQM Orders Valence’s U-Charge Systems for Electric Trucks

January 13, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Valence Technology Inc. (Austin, TX) has received an order from UQM Technologies Inc. for its U-Charge™ power systems. UQM is evaluating 30 U-Charge systems for use in an advanced half-ton electric-powered pickup truck that they are developing for the United States Air Force.

"We are pleased to see strong customer interest in our U-Charge power system for electric and hybrid-electric vehicle applications," stated Valence CEO Stephan Godevais. "Saphion technology’s unique combination of safety, performance and low cost, makes lithium-ion a viable technology for this burgeoning industry. UQM is a leading provider of power-dense and highly efficient electric motors, generators and controllers targeting the alternative energy sector, and we are pleased to be working with them."