Transportation & Fuel Source Technology
Quantum Previews New Plug-In Hybrid F150 Pickup Truck
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, announced today that it has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles. Quantum has developed a new Plug-in Hybrid Version of the highest volume selling vehicle in America, the Ford F150 Pickup Truck, and will be providing them directly to fleet customers.
Quantum's plug-in hybrid version of the F150 was specifically designed for the demanding use of America's largest fleet operators. The vehicle will be capable of matching the performance of the conventional F150 vehicle while achieving substantially higher fuel economy and producing lower emissions. The PHEV F150 uses Quantum's new "F-Drive" hybrid system which will have a 35 mile electric range before shifting to a hybrid mode where it can continue for a total range of over 400 miles. The Quantum "F-Drive" hybrid system is available in 2WD and 4WD versions. To meet the requirements of fleet customers, the F-Drive has been integrated in the F150 vehicle such that there is no impingement into the cab or bed and it maintains full ground clearance.
"We believe this vehicle fills an important niche for fleet customers desiring a largely electric pick-up truck with extended range capability," said Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies
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