Quantum Technologies Awarded New Contract for Natural Gas Vehicle Storage Systems for Class 8 Trucks

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

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it has secured a new purchase contract for high capacity, ultra-light weight composite natural gas (CNG) storage systems from Agility, the largest US natural gas medium and heavy duty vehicle integrator, for use in Class 8 Trucks.  With this order, Quantum continues its role as the leading supplier of CNG tanks for heavy duty trucks in the United States.  

Quantum's ultra light weight high capacity CNG storage systems are enabling Class 7 and 8 heavy duty trucks to support typical fleet applications while reducing operating cost by 30 percent.  Quantum offers an all composite tank technology which provides the lightest weight solution in the market which enables heavy duty trucks to carry significantly more fuel on board and operate for long distances without reducing their payload as is required with heavier tanks.  

"We see a strong future for our CNG systems in class 8 trucks for industries like regional distribution," said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, Quantum's President and CEO. "Many retailers and package distribution companies are now seeing the financial advantages of converting to CNG."

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.

More information can be found about the products and services of Quantum, Schneider Power and Asola at http://www.qtww.com/.

Forward Looking Statements:

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More information can be found about Quantum's products and services 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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