LONGMONT, COLORADO, JUNE 16, 2016 – UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT:UQM) announced today that UQM has officially begun a development and production program with Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Dana, both located in Michigan. The alliance calls for Eaton to develop and supply to UQM a 2-speed transmission for an EV application, and Dana will develop and supply to UQM the transmission control unit. Together, the components will be combined with UQM’s current PowerPhase® HD220/HD250 motor and inverter system to create a full electric drivetrain system called the “UQM PowerPhaseDT”.
The benefits of the system will allow customers in the medium and heavy-duty EV commercial markets to achieve increased performance in areas of gradability, acceleration and efficiency.
UQM will have prototypes ready for customers by early fall and start-of-production units ready by early 2017.
The development and production of a full electric drivetrain system will support the overarching need for full transmission systems as enhanced performance and efficiency requirements are mandated by customer drive cycle needs as well as the need to reduce battery costs and meet more stringent environmental regulations.
Dana LLC has been in the United States since 1990. The OpenECU product family (Model-Based development Software Platform) is Dana’s signature product family and by 2019 there were more than 40,000 OpenECU based ECUs on the road in production vehicle applications.
Information about Dana and its products in the USA is available to journalists online at https://openecu.com.