Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8501-07-C-0034
Award Id:
57771
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-0373
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7501 Miller Drive, PO Box 439, Frederick, CO, 80530
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Josh Ley
Program Manager
(303) 278-2002
jley@uqm.com
Business Contact:
Don French
Chief Financial Officer
(303) 278-2002
dfrench@uqm.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The growing need for practical electric vehicles is driven by the demand for reduced emissions, energy efficiency, and increased freedom from fossil fuels. The primary factors limiting EVs today include limited range, limited performance, recharge time, and EMI issues. The vehicle built by UQM with Phase II funding will eliminate many of these problems. UQM Technologies Inc. (UQM) has long been a leader in the development and production of electric propulsion motors and their power electronic controls. As a leader in PM brushless technology, UQM has led and participated in many electric vehicle production efforts incorporating UQM electric drive systems. Given Phase II funding, UQM will demonstrate the benefits of merging UQM PM motors with the latest battery technology in an electric vehicle that achieves a driving range in excess of existing electric vehicles of similar size. The resulting vehicle performance and range will also compete closely with comparable gasoline vehicles in many applications. The proposed vehicle, built on the 1/2 ton pick-up chassis, will take advantage of an optimized regenerative braking system, propelling the range on urban driving cycles to a new level for EVs in this classification.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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