27.01.05

27.1.2005: Meldung: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.: Production Contract with General Motors"

Quantum Awarded Fuel System Production Contract for General Motors" 2006 Natural Gas Sierra and Silverado Pick-Up Trucks
Monday January 24, 9:00 am ET

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24 / -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW - News) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by General Motors Corporation to develop and produce natural gas fuel systems for GM"s Model Year 2006 full-size pick-up trucks.

Quantum will provide the engineering effort to accommodate the model year changes for the fuel system. Quantum will also produce the alternative fuel systems and provide the specialty vehicle assembly of the fuel systems into the new trucks. In addition to integrating roughly 250 components into the vehicle, Quantum was also responsible for the powertrain and systems engineering to ensure that the system is optimized for performance, durability, safety and emission compliance over the life of the vehicle. Quantum"s engineering effort extends to the vehicles being validated through a wide range of operating extremes including hot weather, cold weather, high altitude and crash testing prior to going into production.

"We are very pleased to continue this business with General Motors. This program allows us to strengthen our skills as a systems integrater, which we are leveraging into many programs including our hydrogen hybrid and military vehicle programs," said Alan Niedzwiecki, President & CEO. "This also allows us to advance our capabilities as a Tier 1 production supplier, which we will be critical for us as we move toward the commercialization phase of fuel cell applications."

More information about GM"s Alternative Fueled Vehicles can be found on its website at www.gm.com/automotive/innovations/altfuel/.

About Quantum

Quantum is a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of packaged fuel systems for fuel cells and alternative fuel applications in the transportation, fuel cell stationary power generation and hydrogen refueling infrastructure markets. Leveraging its core competencies in ultra-light weight composite fuel storage, fuel injection, fuel metering, electronic controls, OEM-level systems integration, and years of OEM production experience, Quantum also designs and manufactures hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.


Quantum is a Tier 1 OEM supplier and has product commercialization alliances with General Motors, Sumitomo and IMPCO. Quantum"s customer base includes General Motors, Toyota, Opel, Hyundai, Suzuki, Ford, Sunline, Yamaha, AeroVironment, and the U.S. Army.

Quantum"s website: www.qtww.com.

For more information regarding Quantum, please contact:
Dale Rasmussen
Investor Relations
+1-206-315-8242

Cathy Johnston
Director of Communications and Corporate Support
+1-949-399-4548
cjohnston@qtww.com

(C)2005 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
Advanced Technology Center
17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone 949-399-4500 Fax 949-399-4600


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