Alternative energy company Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced its hybrid electric vehicle expertise will be used by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) for deployment at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB).
Quantum has designed, developed and shipped a new generation of hybrid electric vehicles powered by hydrogen internal combustion engines. The vehicles will be used as part of a larger project involving TARDEC joint service partners around the country.
For the Army, the deployment means a shipment of vehicles designed to reduce emissions and the opportunity to verify and utilize the existing hydrogen refueling infrastructure. For Quantum, this means the company will have the ability to generate visibility and awareness of its technologies.
“We are pleased and honored to support TARDEC in their advanced vehicle initiatives to reduce petroleum dependence, while supporting our troops,” Alan P. Niedzwiecki, president and CEO of Quantum stated in the press release. “This project provides us with a great opportunity to continue to showcase our hydrogen and hybrid electric technologies to the US Army. We look forward to building on this relationship to develop additional enhanced vehicle platforms for the U.S. Army.”
The delivery to SANGB is part of TARDEC’s mission to develop hydrogen technologies that correlate with its environmental and energy goals while promoting the commercialization of hydrogen technologies to determine their use in future military projects.
“Our military’s energy and fuel security begins with leveraging the significant commercial and federal resources being developed that expand our options to support our installations and our war fighters while being good stewards of the environment and progressive partners to the surrounding communities in which we work,” Harold Sanborn, TARDEC’s Energy Infrastructure Team leader stated.
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