UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) said that Kalmar Motor AB in Sweden has successfully passed vehicle trials with major airlines and plans on beginning production orders by mid-2016 using the PowerPhaseÂ® HD220, UQM´s heavy-duty commercial traction electric motor/controller system, for their TBL50 airplane tugs.
These mission critical vehicles require total reliability and around-the-clock service in all weather conditions.
Kalmar Motor has been the pioneer of the unique TBL towbarless concept and is now developing a new generation of tugs that will enable airports to cut their use of diesel-driven tractors to address growing demands for reduced environmental emissions.
UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets.
Kalmar Motor AB is a company specialized in vehicles for moving aircraft. The company was established in 1969, is privately owned and is located in the city of Kalmar, Sweden.