LONGMONT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) today announced that it has achieved China Certification on its PowerPhase HD® 250 electric propulsion system that meets the Chinese General Specifications for electrical machines and controllers for electric vehicles. The PowerPhase HD 250 is optimized for transit bus and commercial vehicle applications, and the certification enables UQM to supply this system to vehicle manufacturers throughout China. The testing, conducted over a three month period at the China Automotive Technology & Research Center in Tianjin, included extensive system performance analysis for power and torque, environmental examinations including vibration, salt spray and sealing performance and electrical testing.
“This announcement is a significant milestone for UQM,” said Eric R. Ridenour, President and Chief Executive Officer of UQM Technologies, Inc. “We now have official endorsement from a major China certified laboratory that our electric propulsion system meets the strict standards that have been established, and this is an important step for our partners to achieve full vehicle level certification. This certification was mandatory to do business in China and the achievement helps us move closer to volume system sales in that key market.”
The UQM PowerPhase HD 250 system is specifically designed for heavy-duty drive applications. Providing up to 95 percent efficiency, the system consists of a high- performance, liquid-cooled, permanent magnet motor and a high-power, liquid-cooled inverter with a full-featured digital signal processor controller for use in electric medium- to heavy-duty truck, bus, marine, locomotive, military and industrial vehicles.
UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. UQM is TS 16949 certified and located in Longmont, Colorado.
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