LONGMONT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: UQM) announced today that it will collaborate with Lightning Systems to support the Ford Transit concept vehicles for Lightning Systems’ beta programs for the Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) program by Ford Motor Company. The Ford eQVM program provides recognition to aftermarket equipment installers that meet manufacturing guidelines and best practices for alternative fuels and advanced technologies (such as electric vehicles and hydraulic hybrids). Lightning Systems, located in Loveland, Colorado, is already in production with hydraulic hybrid applications, and is in the process of expanding its customer offerings to electric vehicles. This early production program supports the initial vehicles that are expected to be delivered to customers during the first quarter of 2018.
It is a major accomplishment for both respective companies located in Colorado to be in a position to support green technology initiatives for an approved OEM under the Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program.
“We are excited about this opportunity to foster this relationship with Lightning Systems. The synergies that exist between our companies are ideal for the EV market with respect to clean technology, geographic location, and learned experience,” said Joe Mitchell, President and CEO of UQM. “This relationship allows Lightning Systems the opportunity to support its current and future growth customers with quality engineered products and excellent customer service solutions.”
“We are pleased to have UQM as one of our key partners supporting our EV products and strategy,” said Tim Reeser, President and CEO of Lightning Systems. “This relationship will allow us to provide leading edge technology that will exceed our customers’ expectations for high quality and cost-effective zero emissions vehicles.”
UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine 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 and ISO 14001 certified and located in Longmont, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.uqm.com.
About Lightning Systems
Lightning Systems, based in Loveland, Colo., is a leader in efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets around the world. The company’s products include: LightningElectric, a zero-emissions full-electric fleet vehicle; LightningAnalytics, a cloud-based analytics system for fleet vehicles; LightningHybrid, a hydraulic hybrid energy recovery system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; and a variety of other fleet fuel efficiency and emissions improvement products to be introduced in 2018 and 2019. To learn more, visit www.lightningsystems.com.
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Source: UQM Technologies, Inc.