UQM Technologies Announces Contract With Marine Corps to Develop Hybrid Electric Propulsion System to Power Small Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicles

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UQM_logo.gifUnique Mobility Inc (UQM) announced today that it has received a $599,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to develop a hybrid electric propulsion system to power small unmanned ground combat vehicles with vehicle weights of 500 pounds to one ton. The propulsion system to be developed includes a 10 kW propulsion motor, an in-line planetary gear set and a dual motor controller with an integrated 60-hertz inverter, which will operate when the vehicle is stationary. [ more ]