UQM Technologies receives new order to supply Lightning Systems in key fleet EV programmes

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 31, 2018

UQM Technologies, Inc. has announced it has received an order from Lightning Systems for UQM‘s eDT 220 electric propulsion systems for use in several new projects, including Class 6 vehicles for Zeem Solutions, located in New York, and a city bus programme for Via Mobility, located in Boulder, Colorado.

UQM supplies various powertrain components to Lightning Systems, including the UQM E-Drive paired with different gearbox solutions, making UQM the Tier 1 provider for the full assembly. The UQM electric drive system brings industry-leading electric vehicle (EV) performance and efficiency to an array of Lightning Systems vehicles.

“We are very pleased to see the progress and success we are enjoying with Lightning Systems in winning new business with their expanded vehicle offerings utilising the UQM propulsion systems,” said Joseph Mitchell, CEO of UQM Technologies. “What makes this even more exciting is the Colorado connection between UQM and Lightning, and our joint expansion in the new energy market.”

Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems, said having such a close working relationship with UQM has given both companies a speed to market and innovative integration advantage.

“We have UQM electric drive configurations deployed now in Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles and continue to be impressed with the quality of the UQM products and team, and look forward to potentially bringing more applications and vehicles to market in the near future utilising the UQM propulsion systems.”

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.