UQM Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has developed and is taking orders for a new 150 kW (200 horsepower) peak power UQM proprietary permanent magnet propulsion system. The new propulsion system is suitable for high performance automotive applications and heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. The propulsion system has a continuous power rating of 100kW (143 horsepower), delivers peak torque of 650 N-m (480 ft-lbs) and continuous torque of 400 N-m (295 ft-lbs) and has the highest power density of any of their propulsion systems. The system also features optimized four-quadrant performance, on-the-fly torque, speed and voltage control and system energy efficiency of over 90 percent over substantially all of its performance regime. “This system will allow us to pursue additional market opportunities for those vehicle platforms with higher power requirements that we were previously unable to service,” said Jon Lutz, Director of Engineering for UQM Technologies, Inc. “We are confident that this system will be well received by a wide range of potential customers who have not yet had the opportunity to experience the exceptional torque delivery, performance and efficiency of a UQM propulsion system in their vehicle development programs.” UQM Technologies, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of power dense, high efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the automotive, aerospace, medical, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis of the Company is developing products for the alternative energy technologies sector including propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, under-the-hood power accessories and other vehicle auxiliaries and distributed power generation applications. The Company’s headquarters, engineering and product development center, and motor manufacturing operation are located in Frederick, Colorado.