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Posted on May 21, 2012 by  & 

Quantum signs agreement for plug-in hybrid electric traction motor

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle technologies, has signed a supply agreement with Remy International Inc. for its high performance electric traction motors for the Quantum's Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) F-150, that is based on America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150.
 
Quantum will integrate the Remy HVH250 traction motor into its "F-Drive" parallel hybrid system that delivers an all-electric range of 35 miles and a hybrid operational range of 400 miles. The PHEV F-150 will have similar performance to the conventional Ford F150 gasoline powered pick-up truck; however, it will operate with zero emissions and zero petroleum fuel consumption for the first 35 miles. After which, its hybrid mode will operate with over a 25% decrease in fuel consumption and over 60% reduction in emissions.
 
The vehicles were specifically designed for corporate fleets, including current customers Florida Power & Light and The Dow Chemical Company. The F-150 PHEV comes standard with 4WD, but can also be operated in 2WD mode. The vehicle has a payload of up to 900 lbs. and a towing capacity of 5,800 lbs., making it a good choice for truck fleets requiring the performance potential of an electric drive system combined with the utility value of a light-duty pickup truck.
 
 
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