Quantum Q-Lite tanks go to market

January 2015

QUANTUM Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc,  a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, has announced it delivered its initial 21” diameter Q-Lite tank systems that were developed under a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies announced in September 2014.

The systems incorporate Quantum’s industry leading lightweight storage tanks and are being delivered directly to a major transportation company and to fleet customers through Quantum’s relationship with Kenworth and their dealership network. The systems are based on Mainstay’s existing fuel module designs and incorporate three of Quantum’s 21” Q-Lite tanks, which provide significant weight savings over competing 21” tank diameter based systems.

Under the Quantum-Mainstay alliance, each party can offer 21” Back-of-Cab fuel storage systems based on their respective customer needs, and will jointly collaborate on business development activities and new designs for 21” tank diameter systems. The  21” based systems offer unique capabilities including a new  59 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) package that is low profiled (46”) to allow visibility out of the back windows of the cab.  Under the alliance, Quantum can offer an extended range of sizes from 59 DGE to 147 DGE in a single Back-of-Cab fuel storage system.

“We see the market segmenting into vertical applications.  These new product offerings enable us to provide our customers with a wider variety of CNG fuel storage systems, enabling them to use natural gas in a much broader set of applications,” said Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum.



Quantum’s Q-Lite advanced fuel storage tank technology provides a lightweight storage solution that maximises a vehicle’s range and improves natural gas capacity and performance allowing customers to get the most out of their fuel storage capacity as compared to using any other compressed natural gas tank on the market.

Quantum produces one of the most innovative, advanced, and lightweight compressed natural gas storage tanks in the world and supplies these tanks, in addition to fully-integrated natural gas storage systems, to truck and automotive OEMs and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. It provides low emission and fast-to-market solutions to support the integration and production of natural gas fuel and storage systems, hybrid, fuel cell, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, and has operations and affiliations in the United States, Canada, and India.

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