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Integrated Electric Traction System

Award Information

Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
UQM Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439 Frederick, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Integrated Electric Traction System
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,640.00


51011-98-I Integrated Electric Traction System--Unique Mobility, Inc., 425 Corporate Circle, , Golden, CO 80401-5635; (303) 278-2002 Mr. Jon R. Lutz, Principal Investigator Mr. Donald A. French, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82704 Amount: $74,640 The Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) program is seeking cost reduction and power density improvement ideas regarding electric drive motors. One of the contenders, a brushless permanent magnet motor, demonstrates superior performance. This project will improve the cost-effectiveness and packaging of this technology, and reduce drive system part count and size, by integrating the gear reduction and differential into the electric motor itself. Phase I will determine design feasibility and Phase II would result in a full-scale functional system. The Phase I project will identify the PNGV drive system specifications, design the integrated package, analyze the mechanical integrity and performance, prepare a detailed conceptual drawing, and prepare a cost analysis based upon a detailed parts list. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: This technology should be of interest to automotive original equipment manufacturers that are developing electric and hybrid vehicles. Expected benefits include reduced part count, cost, size, weight, and gear noise._

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Jon R. Lutz
Sr. Motor Designer/Project Man

Business Contact:

Mr. Donald A. French
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Unique Mobility, Inc.
425 Corporate Circle Golden, CO 80401

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No