“In the early years of commercialization, that requires innovative thinking and often some risk taking to achieve the goal, whether it’s high efficiency, petroleum displacement, emissions reduction, or a combination of the three, the finalists for our 2010 Green Car Vision Award™ epitomize the can-do spirit that will bring a new and more environmentally positive generation of electric vehicles to our highways,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of the Green Car Journal and Editor of GreenCar.com.
In July, the company completed a ten year agreement with CODA Automotive to supply PowerPhase® electric propulsion systems for the CODA all-electric sedan. The CODA sedan is anticipated to carry a 4-5-star crash worthiness rating. Powered by a 33.8 kWh lithium-ion battery with a real-world range of 90 to 120 miles depending on individual driving habits, the CODA sedan travels far enough between charges to satisfy 94% of daily driving routines. The onboard charger plugs into a 110V or a 220V outlet and can charge for a 40-mile commute in approximately two hours (full charge in less than six hours at 220V). CODA Automotive plans to introduce the vehicle in the California market in 2010.
UQM Technologies, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of power dense, high efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the automotive, aerospace, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis of the Company is developing products for the alternative energy technologies sector including propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, under-the-hood power accessories and other vehicle auxiliaries and distributed power generation applications. The Company’s headquarters, engineering and product development center, and motor manufacturing operation are located in Frederick, Colorado. For more information on the Company, please visit its worldwide website at