27 Apr 2016


UQM Technologies, Inc. announced entry into the South American market with a key business relationship in Colombia with Creatti Labs SAS, an electric vehicle integrator that is designing the next generation EV transportation systems for Colombia and other South American markets. Creatti Labs and UQM are collaborating on an electric transit bus platform for the major bus operators in Cali, Medellin and Bogota, which are the three major transportation systems in Colombia.

In the forthcoming years, Creatti Labs plans on working closely with the major bus operators that will be bound by Euro 6 regulations to modernize their fleets in order to be able to continue operating their transit routes.

An initial UQM PowerPhase HD®250 motor/controller system integrated with a two speed EV transmission has shipped to Colombia and the prototype program is now underway for 2016. The next stages of the program are set to begin in 2017. This prototype system is the first of its kind in South America and is based on UQM’s industry-leading EV transit bus propulsion technology. In North America, UQM’s electric propulsion systems have set records for transit bus drivetrains by breaking the Altoona bus testing records, conquering steep grades, and setting efficiency and acceleration high marks. UQM powered electric transit bus technology has over 2 million miles of revenue service.

UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.

Creatti Labs S.A.S. is company founded in 2012 that focuses on technology and innovation in electric mobility, renewable energy and robotics. All-electric airport equipment, electric scooters and currently an all-electric bus prototype tailored for urban mass transport systems are some of our efforts to lead Colombian transportation towards a cleaner, safer, more efficient and more sustainable future.

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