Unlike yesterday’s H3 release, the compact powered by a UQM® System and Generator makes sense. [xfloat=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2007_Dodge_Caliber.jpg[/xfloat]Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – April 14, 2009 2009 Dodge Caliber PHEV-40 - 1.0L ICE, 75 kWh generator and 20kWh Li-Ion pack. Frederick, CO. -- UQM Technologies, a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced an intent to reveal a Dodge Caliber-based PHEV-40 concept at the 2009 SAE World Congress next week. The PHEV was developed by FEV to demonstrate the company’s hybrid engineering. Vehicle Propulsion Details The PHEV propulsion system employs a 1.0L, 3-cylinder, 4-valve engine that is mated to a UQM® PowerPhase® 75 generator that provides 41kW of continuous power in extended-range mode, with a peak power of 75kW. The energy storage system consists of a 20 kWh, liquid-cooled Li-Ion battery pack that operates at 346V and a Delphi DC/DC converter. A UQM® PowerPhase®125 traction motor powers the wheels. Performance stats AER (All-Electric Range) of 40 miles 0 - 60 mph time – 8.3 seconds Top Speed – 84 mph “We are pleased that FEV has selected a UQM® propulsion system and generator for this concept vehicle. FEV and other vehicle integrators will play a substantial role in the development and commercialization of electric and hybrid electric vehicles for vehicle manufacturers worldwide over the coming years and we are looking forward to continuing to work with FEV on future vehicle platforms,” said William G. Rankin, UQM Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer.