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UQM Technologies (UQM) Gets Another Deal With Proterra For 150 Electric Bus Propulsion Systems

UQM Technologies (UQM) announced yesterday it received another large order from hybrid/electric bus manufacturer Proterra and will supply 150 electric propulsion systems for use in their new all electric buses.  The initial supply term is for one year and the total contract could reach $1 million.

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"We are pleased to continue our multi-year relationship with Proterra as the propulsion system supplier for their state-of-the-art … Read the rest

Electric Bus Developed by UQM Technologies(UQM) and Proterra Beats Competitors In MPGe Tests

The 35-foot Proterra electric bus, which is powered by a PowerPhase® 150 electric propulsion system from UQM Technologies, was able to reach over 20 MPGe in fuel economy equivalency testing. The testing, which was conducted by Pennsylvania State University, simulated three different travel situations: central business district, arterial and commuter.

In the tests, Proterra’s electric bus scored as follows:

Central business district: 21.35 mpg

Arterial: 17.55 mpg

Commuter: 29.23 mpg

In a press release, executives … Read the rest

UQM Technologies (UQM) Powered EcoRide Electric Bus Debuts

ecoride be35 electric bus The EcoRide BE35 battery electric transit bus, developed by Proterra LLC is making its debut in a showcase tour across four California cities (San Jose, LA, The Sac and San Fran) that began on Feb 6th.  The bus is powered by a PowerPhase 150 propulsion system from UQM Technologies (UQM) that provides regenerative braking allowing the bus to recapture over 90% of the vehicles kinetic energy available during braking.

“The fact is, emissions free transit … Read the rest