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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc, (QTWW) announced that it has shipped eleven hydrogen-fueled Prius hybrid vehicles to Miljobil Grenland AS, a participant and vehicle provider to the Norwegian Hydrogen Highway [HyNor].

The Hydrogen Hybrid package for the Prius includes Quantum's electronic multi-point hydrogen injection system, turbocharger and intercooler, Quantum's compressed hydrogen fuel storage module and hydrogen fuel delivery system, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards [FMVSS] crash-worthy design and validation.

The eleven vehicles in this shipment were equipped with an extended range package, which was engineered by Quantum to provide additional hydrogen storage capacity and a resulting 30 percent increase in vehicle driving range between refueling.

In addition to performing in specified starting conditions and meeting certain drivability specifications, these vehicles were designed to meet European safety standards, including the successful completion of crash testing to verify the safety of the converted vehicles.

The Norwegian government, industry participants, and the organizations participating in a joint effort called HyNor plan on creating a "Hydrogen Highway" between the capital, Oslo, and western Norway's port of Stavanger.

As part of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s [AQMD] program to develop and demonstrate hydrogen hybrid vehicles in Southern California Quantum is supplying 30 Prius hybrids; five of them have been delivered to the City of Santa Monica, California and five to the City of Burbank, California.

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Source: Quantum Fuel Systems Puts Hydrogen Hybrids On The Road