Motor manufacturer UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM) has entered the South American market with a business relationship with EV integrator Creatti Labs SAS. The two companies plan to collaborate on an electric transit bus platform for the major bus operators in Colombia’s largest cities, Cali, Medellin and Bogota.
UQM has shipped a PowerPhase HD250 motor/controller system integrated with a two-speed transmission to Colombia, and a prototype e-bus is to be built by the end of the year. This prototype, based on UQM’s electric propulsion technology, will be the first of its kind in South America.
Jorge Andres Barrera, Managing Partner of Creatti Labs, said, “We researched electric bus technology around the world and selected UQM Technologies for their established propulsion transmission solution, as well as high performance and industry-leading efficiency. UQM is the ideal drivetrain supplier for zero-emission buses to serve metropolitan areas with the challenging topography that is found in Colombia.”
Source: UQM Technologies