UQM Technologies Selected to Supply Fuel Cell Compressor Drive Motors

February 12, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

UQM Technologies Inc. (Golden, CO) reports that it has been selected by Ecostar Electric Powertrain and Power Conversion Systems (Darborn, MI) to supply fuel cell compressor drive motors for use in Ford's and DaimlerChrysler's fuel cell engine vehicles.

“Our selection by Ecostar to supply compressor drive systems for Ford's and DaimlerChrysler's next generation of fuel cell vehicles is the culmination of a nearly two-year development collaboration with Ecostar. The combination of our expertise in highly efficient motors and Ecostar's expertise in system design, integration and inverter electronics has resulted in our selection as a supplier by the world leaders in fuel cell engines," commented William G. Rankin, president and CEO of UQM Technologies.