IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has developed a new plug-in hybrid version of the Ford F-150 pickup truck and will be providing the vehicle directly to fleet customers.  

The vehicle will be capable of matching the performance of the conventional F-150 vehicle while achieving substantially higher fuel economy and producing lower emissions, Quantum Technologies said. The PHEV F150 uses Quantum's new "F-Drive" hybrid system that provides a 35-mile electric range before shifting to a hybrid mode, in which the truck can continue for a total range of over 400 miles.

The Quantum F-Drive hybrid system is available in 2WD and 4WD versions. 

To meet the requirements of fleet customers, the F-Drive has been integrated in the F-150 truck such that there is no impingement into the cab or bed and full ground clearance is maintained.

"We believe this vehicle fills an important niche for fleet customers desiring a largely electric pickup truck with extended range capability," said Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO of Quantum Technologies.