Quantum showcases Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 pickup truck at EUFMC

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Quantum showcases Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 pickup truck at  EUFMC

By Greentech Lead
: Quantum, a developer and producer of advanced vehicle propulsion
systems, fuel storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles, is
showcasing its clean, fuel efficient, Plug-InHybrid Electric (PHEV)
F-150 pickup truck at the 2012 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference
(EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 2-6, 2012.

The EUFMC is an annual meeting of fleet representatives from
electric utility companies.

The PHEV F-150 is powered by Quantum’s innovative and highly
efficient “F-Drive” parallel plug-in- hybrid electric drive system.
The “F-Drive” allows the truck to run the first 35 miles on a zero
emission electric drive and then switch to an efficient hybrid drive mode,
achieving 100+ mpg depending on the drive cycle and charging frequency. The
PHEV F-150 incorporates fully-integrated and safety-tested lithium-ion energy
storage systems from Dow Kokam.

The PHEV F-150 fleet vehicles incorporate Quantum’s F-Drive
will meet CARB/EPA emission regulations and the safety regulations from the US
Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards (DOT

“We are pleased to demonstrate Quantum’s exciting PHEV
F-150 at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, for the fleet managers
to experience firsthand the performance and versatility of our highly efficient
electric drive system, Our green fleet truck is an ideal solution for fleet
managers who are interested in lowering their total cost of ownership, while
also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting corporate sustainability
goals,” said Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum.

Quantum delivers Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 pick-up truck to
Florida Power & Light

Quantum recently delivered the first pilot version of its
plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) F-150 pickup truck to Florida Power & Light
Company (FPL), in association with Dow Kokam, the lithium-ion battery system
supplier for the PHEV F-150. FPL is an early adopter of both PHEVs and EVs
and operates one of the largest green fleets of any investor-owned utility in
the country.

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