UQM Technologies Introduces 5kW DC-AC Inverter for Onboard Power Applications

LONGMONT, Colo.--()--UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NYSE Amex:UQM) announced today that it has developed and is taking orders for a new 5 kW liquid-cooled DC-AC Inverter. The inverter provides 5 kW of 120 VAC, 60 Hz output under continuous duty and can handle loads of up to 16 kW for short periods.

The new inverter is designed for use on hybrid or electric vehicles where a 250-425 VDC battery is available. It features a ‘true sine’ output, making it suitable for use with sensitive electronic devices such as laptop computers. Other features include: under voltage and reverse polarity protection, automatic current limiting, brown out protection and a THD of less than 5%. The new inverter will be on display at Booth 41 of the Hybrid Truck Users Forum in Dearborn, Michigan September 29 and 30. The Company will also have on display its PowerPhase® 200 propulsion system for trucks and other large vehicles that delivers 200 kW’s of peak power and 900 Nm of torque for the most demanding applications.

“This inverter will allow us to improve our value proposition for customers looking for a full suite of power conversion products on their vehicles”, said Jon Lutz, UQM Technologies’ Vice President of Technology. “We are confident that this new inverter will meet the needs of a wide range of vehicle manufacturers who are seeking vehicle specific DC-AC inverters that operate on the higher voltage battery packs onboard all-electric and hybrid-electric passenger cars, trucks and buses.”

UQM Technologies, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of power dense, high efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the automotive, aerospace, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis of the Company is developing products for the alternative energy technologies sector including propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, under-the-hood power accessories and other vehicle auxiliaries. The Company’s headquarters, engineering and product development center, and manufacturing operation are located in Longmont, Colorado. For more information on the Company, please visit its worldwide website at www.uqm.com.

This Release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. These statements appear in a number of places in this Release and include statements regarding our plans, beliefs or current expectations, including those plans, beliefs and expectations of our officers and directors with respect to, among other things, future financial results and revenue growth, our ability to successfully expand our manufacturing facilities and the continued growth of the electric-powered vehicle industry. Important Risk Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are contained in our Form 10-Q filed July 29, 2010, which is available through our website at www.uqm.com or at www.sec.gov.

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Donald A. French, 303-682-4900

Contacts

BPC Financial Marketing
John Baldiserra, 800-368-1217
or
UQM Technologies, Inc.
Donald A. French, 303-682-4900