Product News: Controls & Controllers
Diesel Hybrid Electric Powertrain provides all-wheel drive.
Press Release Summary:
October 28, 2009 - Configurable for specialized military and commercial applications, 4-wheel Q-Force features SCADA system, hybrid control system that minimizes battery size through optimized charge controls and regenerative braking, and advanced traction motor/transmission system. In one configuration, diesel engine produces 75 hp, while electric motor provides 133 hp, and power train yields 5,463 lb-ft of torque after reduction.
Original Press Release
Quantum Announces Advanced High Performance All-Wheel Drive Diesel Hybrid Electric Drive System
Press release date: October 22, 2009
-- Sophisticated System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, incorporating Quantum's proprietary algorithms
-- Hybrid control system that minimizes battery size through optimized charge controls and regenerative braking
-- Optimized engine operation/calibration and generator performance
-- Advanced traction motor/transmission system Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum said: "Our innovative diesel hybrid electric all-wheel drive system provides high performance, acceleration and extended range, resulting in significant advantages for the U.S. Army in communications, surveillance, targeting, and reconnaissance missions. We believe that Quantum's Q-Force drivetrain is also very well-suited for commercial applications including homeland security, border patrol, park service operations, and light-duty automobiles." In 2008 Quantum introduced a gasoline plug-in-hybrid electric drive known as 'Q-Drive' in the Fisker KARMA 4-door sports sedan. Fisker Automotive, a 'Green American' car company co-founded in 2007 by Quantum and Henrik Fisker, was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for a low interest loan of $528.7 million, under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program. About Quantum:
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems and alternative fuel vehicle technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel 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, 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. More information can be found about Quantum's products and services at www.qtww.com.