Quantum Fuel Systems bags order for CNG storage tanks

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Quantum Fuel Systems bags order for CNG storage tanks

Greentech
Lead America:
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, a provider of natural gas,
hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle technologies, has received a new order
from a natural gas vehicle system integrator for supplying its carbon composite
compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for long-haul trucks.

The
purchase order is valued at $857,000.

“Broadening
interest in the clean, domestic natural gas fuel is driving increased demand
for our proven, industry-leading natural gas vehicle systems. Natural gas has
clearly emerged as the fuel of choice for fleets, due to low prices and
abundant local supply as a result of the remarkable speed and scale of shale
gas development in this country,” said Alan Niedzwiecki, president and CEO
of Quantum.

Natural
gas-powered vehicles can be fueled for a third cheaper than other vehicles, and
emit less smog-forming nitrogen oxide and particulates.

Quantum
claims that its composite tanks are the lightest in the industry, requiring less
structure for mounting support, increasing payload and passenger capacity. In
addition, Quantum’s tanks maximize on board storage capacity resulting in
greater driving range.

These
advantages, in addition to ease of installation and service, distinguish
Quantum’s carbon composite tanks from the competing metallic tanks.

Quantum
has supplied in excess of 20,000 OEM-quality natural gas vehicle fuel systems
to General Motors since 1997.

Quantum’s
technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems,
natural gas and hydrogen storage and metering systems and alternative fuel
technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid
electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles.

Quantum’s
powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly
capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of
hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, natural gas
fuel, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen
refueling stations.

Quantum’s
customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace
industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance
partners.

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