UQM Technologies, Inc., a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced today that it is displaying an all electric Silverado pickup truck at the Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C. beginning today and running through Thursday, November 30, 2006.
Jon Lutz, UQM Technologies’ Director of Engineering will also be participating in a panel discussion titled “Beyond Cars: Building Sustainability into Heavy & Medium Duty Markets, Mass Transit and Off-Road Vehicles” on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.
The development of the all electric Silverado pickup truck was funded by the U.S Air Force in cooperation with Robins Air Force Base and the Advanced Power Technology Office of the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing and is powered by a UQM(R) 120 kilowatt propulsion system and a lithium ion battery pack from Valence Technology, Inc.
The UQM propulsion motor delivers 650 newton meters of torque and has a peak energy efficiency of 96 percent.
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the preeminent industry association dedicated to advancing electric drive as a core technology on the road to sustainable mobility.
EDTA’s primary function is to increase the profile for electric drive among policy makers and opinion leaders and foster greater collaboration between industry and government.
The annual conference brings together experts in electric and hybrid electric vehicles from around the world.
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 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.
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