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Quantum Fuel receives $2.5 million order for natural gas fuel systems

GreenKraft, a manufacturer of medium-duty vehicles, will integrate the systems into new products

by Sarah HostetlerPublished: January 10, 2013 09:15 AM

Lake Forest-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies has been awarded a $2.5 million contract to supply fully integrated fuel storage assembly units. The order comes from GreenKraft, a Santa Ana firm that manufacturers medium-duty trucks, and which plans to use Quantum’s fuel systems to build new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles.

"We are pleased to combine our innovative, ultra-lightweight tank technology with our fuel system and storage assembly expertise and decades of experience as an automotive Tier-1 integrator to provide a turn-key solution for our customer," said Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum.

The advanced CNG storage systems render dramatic weight reduction in vehicles, increased fuel storage capacity and quick integration into vehicle systems. Olson said that the new storage systems are designed to “enhance the performance of [GreenKraft’s] CNG medium duty trucks,” which are used in a variety of industries and professional capacities, including food services, electric and construction contractors, pest control, plumbing and landscaping contractors.
Quantum prides itself on upholding an industry-leading position in the development and production of innovative vehicle systems, fuel storage technologies and unconventional fuel vehicles. The company’s development team is “complemented by a strong commercialization team with broad automotive Tier-1 experience,” according to the Quantum website. The company’s products range from automotive electronic software controls, hybrid electric systems, natural gas and hydrogen storage, metering systems and other alternative fuel technologies.

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