Quantum Ships Eleven Extended-Range Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicles to Norway's Hydrogen Highway

Mar 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems
 Technologies Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq:   QTWW) today announced that it has
 shipped eleven hydrogen-fueled Prius hybrid vehicles to Miljobil Grenland
 AS, a participant and vehicle provider to the Norwegian Hydrogen Highway
 (HyNor).
     The Norwegian government, industry participants, and the organizations
 participating in a joint effort called HyNor plan on creating a "Hydrogen
 Highway" between the capital, Oslo, and western Norway's port of Stavanger.
 The Norwegian HyNor plan calls for five refueling stations along the main
 highway from Oslo to Stavanger, the center of the national petroleum
 industry that makes Norway the world's third largest oil exporter, after
 Saudi Arabia and Russia. By 2009, HyNor plans to have enough fueling
 stations along the 580-kilometer (360 mile) route to allow hydrogen-powered
 vehicles to routinely make the trip. The ultimate goal is to extend the
 hydrogen infrastructure network through much of Scandinavia under the
 Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership, a joint organization formed by
 HyNor, Sweden's HyFuture, and Denmark's Hydrogen Link.
     The Hydrogen Hybrid package for the Prius includes Quantum's electronic
 multi-point hydrogen injection system, turbocharger and intercooler,
 Quantum's compressed hydrogen fuel storage module and hydrogen fuel
 delivery system, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
 crashworthy design and validation. The eleven vehicles in this shipment
 were equipped with an extended range package, which was engineered by
 Quantum to provide additional hydrogen storage capacity and a resulting 30
 percent increase in vehicle driving range between refueling. In addition to
 performing in specified starting conditions and meeting certain drivability
 specifications, these vehicles were designed to meet European safety
 standards, including the successful completion of crash testing to verify
 the safety of the converted vehicles.
     "Quantum's hydrogen hybrid Prius continues to generate interest from
 around the world as a clean, fuel efficient alternative to petroleum fueled
 vehicles," said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum. "We
 believe that opportunities will continue to emerge to supply additional
 vehicles to HyNor, the Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership, and the
 rest of Europe."
     About Quantum:
     Quantum and its subsidiary, Tecstar Automotive Group, are leaders in
 powertrain engineering, system integration, and manufacturing of packaged
 fuel systems and accessories for specialty vehicles and applications
 including fuel cells, hybrids, alternative fuels, hydrogen refueling, new
 body styles, mid-cycle vehicle product enhancements and high performance
 engines and drive trains for OEMs and consumers of aftermarket parts and
 accessories. Quantum also designs and manufactures hybrid and fuel cell
 vehicles.
     Quantum has product commercialization alliances with General Motors, AM
 General, and Sumitomo. Quantum's customer base includes General Motors,
 Toyota, Opel, Hyundai, Suzuki, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, AeroVironment, and
 the U.S. Army.
     More information can be found about Quantum's products and services at
 www.qtww.com.
     Forward Looking Statements
     Except for historical information, the statements, expectations, and
 assumptions contained in the foregoing press release are forward-looking
 statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
 to, the Company's expectations regarding expected future revenues and
 operating results; future opportunities for Quantum; the Company's ability
 to fulfill orders in the future; and other statements about the future
 expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management.
 Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and
 actual results could differ materially from those discussed in any
 forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause actual results to
 differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among other
 factors, prevailing market conditions; the Company's ability to design and
 market automotive products; the Company's ability to meet customer
 specifications and qualification requirements; availability of component
 parts and raw materials that meet the Company's requirements; and the
 Company's ability to source alternative materials and suppliers. Reference
 should also be made to the risk factors set forth from time to time in the
 Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to those contained in the
 section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K
 for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2006. The Company does not undertake to
 update or revise any of its forward-looking statements even if experience
 or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be
 realized.
     For more information regarding Quantum, please contact:
 
     Dale Rasmussen
     Investor Relations
     Email:  DRasmussen@qtww.com
     +1-206-315-8242
 
     Andy Abele
     Executive Director, Strategic Development
     Email:  aabele@qtww.com
     +1-949-399-4527
 
           (C) 2007 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
                           Advanced Technology Center
                    17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, CA 92614
                      Phone 949-399-4500  Fax 949-399-4600
 
 

SOURCE Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems
 Technologies Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq:   QTWW) today announced that it has
 shipped eleven hydrogen-fueled Prius hybrid vehicles to Miljobil Grenland
 AS, a participant and vehicle provider to the Norwegian Hydrogen Highway
 (HyNor).
     The Norwegian government, industry participants, and the organizations
 participating in a joint effort called HyNor plan on creating a "Hydrogen
 Highway" between the capital, Oslo, and western Norway's port of Stavanger.
 The Norwegian HyNor plan calls for five refueling stations along the main
 highway from Oslo to Stavanger, the center of the national petroleum
 industry that makes Norway the world's third largest oil exporter, after
 Saudi Arabia and Russia. By 2009, HyNor plans to have enough fueling
 stations along the 580-kilometer (360 mile) route to allow hydrogen-powered
 vehicles to routinely make the trip. The ultimate goal is to extend the
 hydrogen infrastructure network through much of Scandinavia under the
 Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership, a joint organization formed by
 HyNor, Sweden's HyFuture, and Denmark's Hydrogen Link.
     The Hydrogen Hybrid package for the Prius includes Quantum's electronic
 multi-point hydrogen injection system, turbocharger and intercooler,
 Quantum's compressed hydrogen fuel storage module and hydrogen fuel
 delivery system, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
 crashworthy design and validation. The eleven vehicles in this shipment
 were equipped with an extended range package, which was engineered by
 Quantum to provide additional hydrogen storage capacity and a resulting 30
 percent increase in vehicle driving range between refueling. In addition to
 performing in specified starting conditions and meeting certain drivability
 specifications, these vehicles were designed to meet European safety
 standards, including the successful completion of crash testing to verify
 the safety of the converted vehicles.
     "Quantum's hydrogen hybrid Prius continues to generate interest from
 around the world as a clean, fuel efficient alternative to petroleum fueled
 vehicles," said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum. "We
 believe that opportunities will continue to emerge to supply additional
 vehicles to HyNor, the Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership, and the
 rest of Europe."
     About Quantum:
     Quantum and its subsidiary, Tecstar Automotive Group, are leaders in
 powertrain engineering, system integration, and manufacturing of packaged
 fuel systems and accessories for specialty vehicles and applications
 including fuel cells, hybrids, alternative fuels, hydrogen refueling, new
 body styles, mid-cycle vehicle product enhancements and high performance
 engines and drive trains for OEMs and consumers of aftermarket parts and
 accessories. Quantum also designs and manufactures hybrid and fuel cell
 vehicles.
     Quantum has product commercialization alliances with General Motors, AM
 General, and Sumitomo. Quantum's customer base includes General Motors,
 Toyota, Opel, Hyundai, Suzuki, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, AeroVironment, and
 the U.S. Army.
     More information can be found about Quantum's products and services at
 www.qtww.com.
     Forward Looking Statements
     Except for historical information, the statements, expectations, and
 assumptions contained in the foregoing press release are forward-looking
 statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
 to, the Company's expectations regarding expected future revenues and
 operating results; future opportunities for Quantum; the Company's ability
 to fulfill orders in the future; and other statements about the future
 expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management.
 Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and
 actual results could differ materially from those discussed in any
 forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause actual results to
 differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among other
 factors, prevailing market conditions; the Company's ability to design and
 market automotive products; the Company's ability to meet customer
 specifications and qualification requirements; availability of component
 parts and raw materials that meet the Company's requirements; and the
 Company's ability to source alternative materials and suppliers. Reference
 should also be made to the risk factors set forth from time to time in the
 Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to those contained in the
 section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K
 for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2006. The Company does not undertake to
 update or revise any of its forward-looking statements even if experience
 or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be
 realized.
     For more information regarding Quantum, please contact:
 
     Dale Rasmussen
     Investor Relations
     Email:  DRasmussen@qtww.com
     +1-206-315-8242
 
     Andy Abele
     Executive Director, Strategic Development
     Email:  aabele@qtww.com
     +1-949-399-4527
 
           (C) 2007 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
                           Advanced Technology Center
                    17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, CA 92614
                      Phone 949-399-4500  Fax 949-399-4600
 
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