UQM Technologies recently received an order from Lightning Systems for its eDT 220 electric propulsion systems for use in several new projects, including Class 6 vehicles for Zeem Solutions and a city bus program for Via Mobility.
Shipments currently are expected to commence in 2018 and continue into 2019.
“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 utilizing 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.”
UQM, which manufacturers high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck and bus markets, supplies various powertrain components to Lightning Systems, including the E-Drive paired with different gearbox solutions, making it a Tier 1 provider for the full assembly.
The UQM electric drive system brings electric vehicle performance and efficiency to an array of Lightning Systems vehicles, UQM said.
“Having UQM in very close proximity to us in Northern Colorado and such a close working relationship between our companies has given both UQM and Lightning Systems a speed to market and innovative integration advantage,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems.
“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 utilizing the UQM propulsion systems.”