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2011-06-20 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it has received a contract in the amount of $434,000 for high capacity natural gas on-board storage tanks from Agility Fuel Systems for use in Class 8 renewable natural gas powered dairy trucks. The tanks will be installed on Kenworth T800 Class 8 trucks by Agility for operation by dairy farm operators which will use waste from their cows that generates...

2011-06-16 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it will exhibit its F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 19-22, 2011. The Ford F-150 PHEV is powered by Quantum's "F-Drive" hybrid drive system which is a derivative of the original Quantum Q-Drive with enhanced technologies and subsystems. Quantum has recently...

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2011-06-15 11:51:11

Researchers in Singapore and Norway implement a perfect eavesdropper that illustrates an overlooked loophole in secure communications technology Singapore and Trondheim, Norway: Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an advanced tool for secure computer-based interactions, providing confidential communication between two remote parties by enabling them to construct a shared secret key during the course of their conversation. QKD is perfectly secure in principle, but researchers have long been...

2011-05-27 10:40:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced that the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) demonstrated the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) as part of special events ramping to the Indianapolis 500. The U.S. Army labeled the CERV as one of the "greenest technologies" and demonstrated how its advanced hybrid electric powertrain developed by Quantum and TARDEC...

2011-05-25 07:10:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it has received a contract to deliver 100+ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles powered by Dow Kokam lithium ion battery technology to The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). Quantum developed the new hybrid drive system "Quantum F-Drive" specifically for the Ford F-150 pickup truck, one of the highest volume selling fleet vehicles in...

2011-05-23 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced the receipt of an AB 118 grant of $1.37 million by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for launching a new generation of innovative plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) system, that is expected to accelerate the mass adoption of PHEVs through improved operational efficiencies and reduced cost. The funds will be applied towards product validation and to set up a pilot...

2011-05-06 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it has launched a new line of hybrid vehicles. Quantum has developed a new Plug-in Hybrid Version of the highest volume selling vehicle in America, the Ford F150 Pickup Truck, and will be providing them directly to fleet customers. Quantum's plug-in hybrid version of the F150 was specifically designed for the demanding use of America's largest fleet...

2011-05-02 14:46:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW), today announced that on April 29, 2011, it fully repaid the outstanding principal and interest owed under certain bridge promissory notes originally issued in October 2010 and amended in January 2011 (the "Bridge Notes") and, as a result of such repayment, the defaults under the Company's senior secured debt obligations were cured and the Forbearance Agreement between the Company and its senior secured...

2011-04-11 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) today announced that it has secured a new purchase contract for 250 ultra-light weight compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks from a large US natural gas vehicle integrator of light duty trucks. Quantum's carbon composite ultra-light weight high capacity CNG tanks are the lightest in the industry. Quantum tanks enable relatively simple vehicle integration, avoiding the cost of...

2011-04-05 11:16:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW) today announced that its German solar photovoltaic (PV) affiliate Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH ("Asola") hosted a special celebration in the historic city of Weimar, Germany to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the solar module manufacturer. The celebration attracted 500 guests including customers, global solar industry suppliers and dignitaries. The Prime...


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