Quantum Technology's CERV Showcased at US ARMY's All American Bowl: 700 Riders Experience Military Hybrid Technology
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Inc
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Irvine, CA, 92614
Press release date: February 9, 2011
IRVINE, Calif.- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center ("TARDEC"), America's principal laboratory for advanced military ground vehicles, displayed and provided over 700 test-drives of Quantum Technology's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle ("CERV") at the Army's All American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
The All American Bowl is one of the biggest ARMY recruiting events which highlights the ARMY's leadership and opportunities and showcases the ARMY's most advanced technologies to the public. The event features numerous technologies from robotics, electric tactical vehicles, to flight simulators and many more innovations. According to the ARMY, Quantum's next generation hybrid electric military vehicle CERV was one of the main attractions at this event.
The CERV is an electric tactical stealth vehicle designed for recon, rescue and targeting missions and is also the only hybrid vehicle currently certified for transport in the Osprey Rotorcraft. The vehicle, and Quantum's proprietary Q-Force hybrid drive system, was engineered and developed by Quantum Technologies in its Lake Forest Advanced Vehicle Center under contract with TARDEC of Warren, MI. The Q-Force hybrid drive system has been optimized for use with an efficient diesel (JP8) engine and configured to maintain speeds of 80 mph (129 km/h), climb 60% grades, ford 30 inches of water, and perform other unique military requirements--all while using up to 25% less fuel than conventional vehicles of comparable size. The vehicle demonstrated its fuel-efficient, off-road, and stealth mission capabilities in a 90x90 dirt obstacle course. Over 700 rides were given in three days where leadership gave praises for the capabilities that the vehicle can contribute to a more capable ARMY and its role in meeting the Energy saving initiatives in tactical vehicles.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., is a fully integrated alternative energy company, a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, aerospace solutions, renewable energy generation and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, 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 and aerospace vehicles.
Quantum's engineering, system integration, manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of new ground and air transportation systems. Quantum's customer base includes automotive and aerospace OEMs, fleets, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.
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