UQM and Kinetics Drive Solutions to collaborate on integrated commercial electric vehicle system

By: InnovatioNews Friday April 25, 2014 0 comments Tags: Eric Ridenour, Longmont, UQM Technologies

UQM logoLONGMONT - UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) and British Columbia-based Kinetics Drive Solutions Inc. are collaborating to offer an efficient and robust integrated electric motor and multi-speed transmission system for commercial vehicle applications that will benefit from a full system approach, UQM announced.

The system is engineered to provide commercial vehicle manufacturers with a powerful and efficient electric drive powertrain while minimizing the development time for integration.

"As we work with multiple partners in China and other regions of the world, it has become clear that for some the ability to offer a complete system will be a competitive advantage," said Eric R. Ridenour, UQM's president and CEO.

"By collaborating with Kinetics, we are able to offer those customers a proven powertrain system. The combined strengths of our systems, our combined marketing power and our recent ISO/TS 16949 registration will expand our reach in these important markets."

UQM said key advantages for customers will be a fully integrated and calibrated system that allows quicker speed-to-market and reduced development time and cost, as well as fewer engineering variables.

Systems will feature UQM PowerPhase HD electric motors and controllers combined with Kinetics NexDrive transmissions.

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