Saab chooses UQM motors for its 9-3 ePower EV and test fleet of 70 vehicles will be powered by UQM Technologies electric motors and controllers.Saab 9-3 ePower EV delivers of PowerPhase 135kW systems to Saab and will be bagan in Q3 of CY 2010.UQM has in place validated production lines for its PowerPhase 100 and 135kW systems with annual capacity of 40,000 systems……….
UQM Technologies Inc. has been selected by Saab to power its all-electric Saab 9-3 ePower development test fleet. Initial deliveries began in the third calendar quarter of 2010 and will continue through CY 2011.UQM PowerPhase 135 kW electric propulsion systems will power the 70 Saab 9-3 ePower test fleet vehicles. The 9-3 ePower program is the first step towards developing a potential Saab production vehicle. The PowerPhase 135kW features a power-dense 135 kW/181 hp electric motor and advanced control system. Saab will use our propulsion system with a single-speed transmission and the company has published performance estimates of 100 km/hr (62 mph) acceleration in just 8.5 seconds together with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). Saab will begin field trials of the test fleet in Sweden early this year.