Quantum awarded contract for carbon composite CNG storage systems

  • 07-Feb-2011 02:23 EST

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has secured a new purchase contract from a leading Utah-based natural gas vehicle (NGV) integrator to supply a series of large-capacity NGV tanks for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that operate long distances. The next-generation compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system is said to be substantially lighter than competing systems, enabling trucks to carry more fuel on board and to operate for long distances. “Quantum’s new high-capacity, ultralightweight natural gas storage tanks will now enable heavy-duty trucks to achieve a 500-mi range on CNG, allowing even more trucking fleets to convert to natural gas,” said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, Quantum’s President and CEO. The supplier has successfully developed and supplied more than 20,000 natural gas systems to General Motors for production vehicles.

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