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Quantum Fuel Systems (QTWW) Completes Development Of Alternative Fuel Engine For Mahindra And Mahindra

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, a prominent player in the natural gas, alternative fuel systems, and clean propulsion vehicle technology markets, announced today that it has successfully completed development of a turbocharged, inter-cooled, and electronically fuel injected gaseous fuel engine for the leading Indian vehicle manufacturer and industrial conglomerate, Mahindra and Mahindra. Quantum reengineered the base engine, supplied by Mahindra and Mahindra, to incorporate gaseous fuel metering systems and state-of-the-art engine controls that enable the engine to run on gaseous hydrogen, similar to a natural gas engine.

Mahindra Group contracted Quantum to spearhead the development and calibration of a gaseous fuel engine that performed to a set of aggressive performance and emissions standards. Quantum provided its gaseous fuel injectors and integrated low and high pressure regulators, fuel rail, fuel sensors, and advanced engine controller for use in the project. In addition, Quantum created the engine control software strategies and performed engine calibration. Moving forward, the engine will undergo fine tuning by Mahindra in India, then will be used in vehicle level evaluations and demonstrations.

"The program with Mahindra and Mahindra further demonstrates Quantum's broad engineering capabilities in developing advanced gaseous fuel systems and engines," said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum. "This program has leveraged Quantum's two decades of experience in compressed natural gas engines and fully-integrated fuel systems, and working with leading global automakers."

Quantum combines nearly 20 years of lightweight fuel storage and system integration experience with strong expertise in materials, system integration, vehicle control software, emission and durability testing, validation, and manufacturing capabilities. Quantum has designed developed and validated natural gas (CNG), bi-fuel (gasoline/CNG), propane (NYSE:LPG), and hydrogen fuel systems and vehicles since 1997, during which time thousands of systems were produced and sold, with Quantum listed as the manufacturer of record by California Air Resource Board (NASDAQ:CARB).

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