Capstone Turbines (CPST) Announces Line of Hybrid Electric Drive Solutions, Supply Agreement With CalMotors

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09:32:41 am on June 17, 2010

Capstone Turbines just announced that is now offering a full line of hybrid electric drive solutions, called Capstone Drive Solutions. To support the new product line, the company also announced a supply agreement with CalMotors, which will supply Capstone with inverter drives and traction motors for use in the systems.

CalMotors will provide these parts for a wide range of different vehicles. Traction motor sizes will range from 70kW to more than 300kW, to fit everything from a small car to a Class 8 tractor trailer truck.

In a press release,Darren Jamison, Capstone President and CEO, commented on the news:

“This relationship with CalMotors provides Capstone with

the products and application expertise to increase our presence in the expanding series hybrid electric drive market. Capstone has had good success in the hybrid transit bus market with its clean 30kW and 65kW microturbines used as low emission electric vehicle range extenders. The addition of these drive components will allow Capstone to further penetrate the HEV market segments, including commercial truck and marine applications.ā€¯

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