Thursday, November 30, 2006

All electric Silverado pick up debuts

UQM Technologies is displaying an all electric Chevy Silverado at the Electric Drive Transportation Expo in Washington, DC today. UQM is a developer and manufacturer of alternative technologies related to fuel and high efficiency electric motors. The Colorado company also focuses on developing technologies for hybrid cars and fuel cell vehicles.

In partnership with the U.S. Air Force and the Advanced Power Technology Office of the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, the Silverado's motor delivers almost 480 pounds of torque and has a peak efficiency of 96 percent.

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