UQM Technologies Receives Contract From the U.S. Army to Develop Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Motor

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UQM_logo.gifUnique Mobility Inc (UQM) announced that it has received a contract from the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to develop an advanced vehicle propulsion motor for application as a wheel mounted electric propulsion system for hybrid electric combat vehicles being developed under the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The one year development effort will focus on the validation of a proprietary new design for a permanent magnet electric motor that has the potential to triple the torque capability compared to existing UQM(R) propulsion motors. Army funding for the cost-share project is $242,548 or 77 percent of the total effort. [ more ]