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Quantum Launches Plug-In F150

A big green pickup?

by on May.06, 2011

Quantum is launching a plug-in conversion of the Ford F150 that will get 35 miles on battery power.

Who says big can’t also be green?  A new plug-in hybrid Version of the Ford F150 Pickup Truck might argue otherwise.

The truck is the work of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc., the company that is also providing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the new Fisker Karma, which comes to market later this year.

“We believe this vehicle fills an important niche for fleet customers desiring a largely electric pick-up truck with extended range capability,” said Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.

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Quantum’s plug-in hybrid version of the F150 isn’t targeting the average personal use or small business customer, but rather aims at demanding large fleet operators. The vehicle will be capable of matching the performance of the conventional F150 vehicle while achieving substantially higher fuel economy and producing lower emissions, Niedzwiecki said.