Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW), a U.S. manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, has launched a 3-tank back-of-cab CNG module with an innovative configuration that can provide up to 180 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs). Quantum received pre-orders for this new system prior to launching its broad-scale sales and marketing campaign during the second half of 2015.
The new system can be configured for 160 or 180 DGEs in a single package and incorporates a revolutionary and cost-effective 30-inch diameter storage tank. UPS is the first customer of Quantum’s early production Q-Cab160TM series and recently took delivery of early-production systems for installation on Kenworth T680 series tractors.
“We are pleased to have UPS take advantage of our latest technology and system designs, enabling them to reduce weight and drive efficiency through their delivery fleet,” said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum. “Our intimate knowledge of CNG tanks and unique ability to engineer and commercialize our own creative tank products inside our innovative system designs, offers the industry forward looking solutions to satisfy evolving requirements to drive longer distances, minimize weight and simplify the system for servicing,” concluded Mr. Olson.
By introducing this new product, Quantum says it has established a new standard for back-of-cab storage and capacity by commercializing a 180 DGE system, offering the lightest weight and highest capacity per DGE system in the industry.
(Source: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, Inc.)