UQM Technologies to provide systems to Zenith Motors

After a year of competitive testing, Zenith Motors, LLC has selected UQM Technologies, Inc. to provide PowerPhase Pro 135 systems as the drivetrain in its all-electric shuttle vans. Shipments of the PowerPhase Pro 135 systems to Zenith Motors are scheduled to begin in June 2013.

"This agreement with Zenith Motors demonstrates the strength of our product variety, giving us the ability to provide the right power and efficiency for a broad customer base," said Eric R. Ridenour, president and CEO of UQM Technologies, Inc. "Zenith Motors will be using our PowerPhase Pro 135 volume production system, which complements our larger PowerPhase HD systems for heavier commercial vehicle applications."

"After a year of extensive testing, we have selected UQM as the supplier of choice for our vehicles," said Bill Yung, CEO of Zenith Motors, LLC. "The systems performed well providing the capability, efficiency and reliability that we are looking for in an electric motor and controller system for our shuttle vans."

The UQM PowerPhase Pro 135 is part of the PowerPhase Pro family of vehicle electrification products and provides a peak torque of 340 Nm, peak power of 135 kW and 60 kW of continuous power. UQM also offers the production-ready PowerPhase HD 220 and 950T systems for heavier commercial vehicle applications.