UQM Unveiling New PowerPhase Motor Inverter at Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

The new UQM PowerPhase Motor Inverter features a compact form factor for optimized packaging and will be used in the PowerPhase Pro propulsion system.

UQM Technologies Inc. will display its next generation PowerPhase Motor Inverter at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo at booth number 938. This latest technology from UQM features a motor inverter with a very compact form factor for optimized packaging, high reliability and low cost. It features a volume of less than 7 L and mass less than 10 kg; it provides output of 600A and operates at voltages up to 550V. 

The newest component of the improved UQM EV propulsion system is designed to provide the high reliability needed for light- to medium-duty commercial vehicles, as well as the performance needed for larger passenger vehicles or sports cars. This technology announcement comes on the heels of the major announcement of the PowerPhaseDT Drivetrain partnership with Eaton and Pi Innovo, which positions UQM well globally with the PowerPhase HD propulsion system paired with the Eaton two-speed transmission and the Pi Innovo transmission control unit.

This new inverter technology will be discussed by UQM in the conference session titled, “Examining technologies and approaches that are improving the efficiency and performance of electric and hybrid vehicles.”

“The next generation inverter marks another advancement for UQM as we continue to expand our reach in the commercial EV market and offer the latest technology to our customers. Our team looks forward to sharing this initial product unveiling with key customers and industry colleagues before we release it to the market as a whole,” says Adrian Schaffer, VP of Sales and Business Development.

Production ready in 2018, the next generation of the UQM PowerPhase Pro propulsion system will feature this new inverter paired with an updated motor and software and the system will support the functional safety requirements needed for these modern applications. The system will provide up to 135 kW of output power for commercial vehicle propulsion systems and allow more than 100 kW on a continuous basis.