UQM ANNOUNCES FIRST CUSTOMERS FOR POWERPHASE DT ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN
Colorado-based motor manufacturer UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM) has secured several commercial customers as early adopters of its drivetrain solution, the PowerPhase DT. Hybrid Kinetic Group, Wuzhoulong Motors and ITL in China; and ADOMANI in the US will be collaborating with UQM and suppliers Pi Innovo and Eaton to develop heavy-duty commercial and transit EVs.
PowerPhase DT is designed to provide a greater speed and torque range than direct drive systems, allowing smaller electric motors to drive large vehicles. It includes UQM’s PowerPhase HD220/HD250 motor and inverter system, Eaton’s two-speed transmission and Pi Innovo’s transmission control unit.
These key customers represent strategic markets, which could increase speed to market for this drivetrain. This is the ideal drivetrain solution for electric and range-extended commercial vehicles, according to UQM representatives.