UQM Technologies announces $3M purchase order from Chinese customers
UQM Technologies announced new fuel cell compressor system purchase orders from several new and existing Chinese customers, including its major Chinese OEM customer. The new purchase orders are valued at approximately $3M. All these orders represent incremental new business with shipments expected to be delivered through 2018 into 2019. UQM's fuel cell compressor systems, or FCS, utilize the UQM permanent magnet motor and controller, paired with an Eaton compressor. The result of this combination is a highly efficient system for supplying air to fuel cell stacks, powering vehicles ranging from automotive and SUVs to medium and large commercial vehicles like buses and work trucks. These compressor modules are a key component in hydrogen powered fuel cell systems. UQM has seen increasing success for several years now with its state-of-the-art fuel cell compressor system that are customized for a number of propulsion applications for a wide variety of fuel cell stacks and power levels. The UQM FCS product portfolio accommodates a voltage range of between 270-800 VDC, a pressure ratio ranging between 1.0 to 2.2, and airflow between 100 to 500 kg/h, which allows the company to target the majority of the market need for fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles.