Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received a $3.8 million purchase order from a global natural gas vehicle engine and systems developer for the supply of Quantum's ultra-lightweight carbon composite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for a high-volume light-duty fleet pickup truck platform.
The new CNG pickup trucks will offer an extended range enabled by Quantum's storage system on a platform that meets or exceeds OEM performance and durability standards, the company says. The trucks will be sold to fleet managers through authorized dealers and distributors
‘We are pleased to partner with an industry leader to develop an optimized fuel storage solution for their natural gas fleet trucks,’ says Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum. ‘We are excited about the potential in this high-volume market segment, as natural gas has clearly emerged as the fuel of choice for cost-conscious corporate and utility fleet managers.’