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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies (QTWW) and SBE, Inc. Partner Up to Launch Next Generation Hybrid Electric Drive Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies and SBE, Inc. today announced the formation of a technology partnership between the two companies. SBE will be providing a novel integrated capacitor/bus structure design solution for Quantum power electronics for automotive applications, enabling higher performance, weight reduction, smaller packaging and total system cost savings.

“Quantum continues to optimize and improve the efficiencies of our advanced electric drive-train products. We expect the SBE integrated capacitor/bus structure to enable substantial packaging and performance advantages in our next generation electric and hybrid-electric drive systems,” stated Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.

“SBE is pleased that Quantum Technologies is one of the first implementers of our advanced integrated capacitor/bus designs. We are proud to be partnering with a leading technology drivetrain provider like Quantum,” commented Ed Sawyer, President and CEO for SBE, Inc.

Jon Bereisa, Senior Technical Advisor for SBE, added, “The electrification of the automobile has successfully reached the technical feasibility stage today. Cost improvements are needed to reach the commercial viability stage for mass market acceptance. Cost must be attacked everywhere. The SBE power ring capacitor technology is a major enabler for power electronics design simplification, up-integration, and higher temperature operation to significantly drive down the cost while improving performance.”

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