Thursday October 19, 2017 0 comments
LONGMONT/LOVELAND -- UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: UQM) announced today it will collaborate with Loveland-based Lightning Systems to support the Ford Transit concept vehicles for Lightning Systems’ beta programs for the Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) program by Ford Motor Company.
The Ford eQVM program provides recognition to aftermarket equipment installers that meet manufacturing guidelines and best practices for alternative fuels and advanced technologies (such as electric vehicles and hydraulic hybrids).
Lightning Systems is already in production with hydraulic hybrid applications and is in the process of expanding its customer offerings to electric vehicles. This early production program supports the initial vehicles that are expected to be delivered to customers during the first quarter of 2018.
“We are excited about this opportunity to foster this relationship with Lightning Systems,” said Joe Mitchell, UQM president and CEO.
“The synergies that exist between our companies are ideal for the EV market with respect to clean technology, geographic location and learned experience.
“This relationship allows Lightning Systems the opportunity to support its current and future growth customers with quality engineered products and excellent customer service solutions.”
“We are pleased to have UQM as one of our key partners supporting our EV products and strategy,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems president and CEO.
“This relationship will allow us to provide leading-edge technology that will exceed our customers’ expectations for high-quality and cost-effective zero emissions vehicles.”