UQM Technologies delivers FC compressors to China
UQM Technologies has received a 3 million dollar order from China. Specifically, the company will be exporting their fuel cell compression system for multiple customers, including “a large OEM”.
According to the US American company, the orders include more regular customers as well as new ones. The delivery will take place this and next year.
UQM’s fuel cell compressor systems (FCS) utilize the UQM permanent magnet motor and controller, paired with an Eaton compressor. The result is a more efficient system for supplying air to fuel cell stacks, capable of powering a variety of vehicles. The system accommodates a voltage range between 270-800 VDC, a pressure ratio ranging between 1.0 to 2.2, and airflow between 100 to 500 kg/h, which is sufficient for the majority of fuel cell vehicles on the market.
UQ has been orienting towards China for some time now: In December 2017, the company stated a joint venture with the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group and Sinotruk Global Village Investment Limited from Hong Kong. The joint venture, named Sinotruk Qingdao Zhongqi New Energy Automobile Co., will produce electric drive systems for utility vehicles on the Chinese market. The capacity is planned to be around 50,000 systems per month, starting in 2019.