The deal is said to be 99%
complete and Autoblog Green reports that the Governor of
Delaware has confirmed that the deal is happening on local radio
stations. Fisker's powertrain partner, Quantum Fuel Systems
Technologies Worldwide, has also announced news. The company has
announced a fuel-efficient, high-performance diesel hybrid powertrain
The platform has reportedly been in
development for the last six years. The platform is a JP-8 fuel
compatible diesel engine with a series of hybrid electric military
Alternate Mobility Vehicle (AMV) batteries. In one of the powertrain
configurations, the diesel engine produces 75 horsepower and the
electric motor produces 133 horsepower.
The much more
impressive figure for the configuration is that it delivers 5,463
foot-pounds of torque. The system utilizes regenerative braking and
has a Sophisticated Control and Data Acquisition System.
P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum said, "Our
innovative diesel hybrid electric all-wheel drive system provides
high performance, acceleration and extended range, resulting in
significant advantages for the U.S. Army in communications,
surveillance, targeting, and reconnaissance missions. We believe that
Quantum's Q-Force drivetrain is also very well-suited for commercial
applications including homeland security, border patrol, park service
operations, and light-duty automobiles."