Quantum Awarded Contract from Daimler to Develop Advanced High Capacity Hydrogen Storage Systems

Sep 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW) announced today that it has been awarded a purchase contract from Daimler AG (DAI.DE) for ultra-light weight hydrogen storage tanks.  Under this contract, Quantum will develop 10,000 psi (70 MPa) high capacity carbon fiber composite hydrogen tanks that are designed specifically for potential use in future Mercedes Benz zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

Quantum will apply its advanced ultra-light weight carbon composite and polymer liner technology to design and validate hydrogen tanks to the latest European standards and additionally to the stringent Mercedes Benz safety, performance and durability specifications.

Quantum launched the world's first ultra-light weight 10,000 psi (70 MPa) on-board hydrogen storage tanks in 2001, and continued to improve the technology with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, to maintain industry leadership in storage efficiency and to optimize for production scale up.

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 wholly owned subsidiary, Schneider Power Inc., and affiliate Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH complement Quantum's emerging renewable energy presence through the development and ownership of wind and solar farms, and manufacture of high efficiency solar modules. Quantum's portfolio of 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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More information can be found about the products and services of Quantum, Schneider Power and Asola at http://www.qtww.com/ or you may contact:

Brion D. Tanous Principal, CleanTech IR, Inc. Email:  btanous@cleantech-ir.com 310-541-6824

Dale Rasmussen 206-315-8242 Email: drasmussen@qtww.com

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