IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. announced plans to exhibit its F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference held June 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

The Ford F-150 PHEV is powered by Quantum's "F-Drive" hybrid drive system, which is a derivative of the original Quantum Q-Drive with enhanced technologies and subsystems. Quantum has recently received purchase orders in excess of $14 million from two major fleet customers, the company said.

The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) is an annual meeting of fleet representatives from utility companies. The event typically attracts the largest electric utilities in the U.S., Canada and South America as well as major electric cooperatives and contractors.

Quantum developed its F-Drive specifically for the Ford F-150 pickup truck application, one of the most popular fleet vehicles in America.

The F-150 PHEV has a 35-mile electric-only range, shifting to hybrid electric mode thereafter for a total range of over 400 miles.