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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

UQM Electric Motors Selected for Audi A1 e-tron Test-fleet Build

UQM Technologies, will supply electric propulsion systems as part of an Audi test-fleet build and vehicle development process for its A1 e-tron all-electric vehicle.

The UQM PowerPhase motor is a BLDC, permanent-magnet range of up to 300 Nm of peak torque and 125 kW of peak power. The controller features CAN bus, serial communications and diagnostic capability.

UQM recently has an annual production capacity of 40,000 units.

Automobile manufacturers typically build test fleets to evaluate new technologies and vehicles that are under development prior to their market launch.

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