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Quantum Announces the Launch of Fully-Integrated and Assembled Advanced Natural Gas Fuel Storage System Solutions



   Quantum Announces the Launch of Fully-Integrated and Assembled Advanced
                  Natural Gas Fuel Storage System Solutions

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems
Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a leader in natural gas,
alternative fuel systems and clean propulsion vehicle technologies, today
announced the launch of pre-assembled, quality tested and fully-validated
natural gas storage modules and system assemblies for quick integration on to
a variety of vehicle platforms. The new integrated systems leverage Quantum's
industry-leading Q-Lite™ ultra-lightweight, carbon-composite gaseous fuel
storage technology and expertise in safety-critical structural design, high
strength materials and topology optimization to provide intelligent
lightweight systems that maximize on-board fuel storage and contribute to
superior fuel economy, handling and low emission performance. 

"We are pleased to provide fully-integrated and pre-assembled advanced natural
gas fuel systems to our OEM and fleet customers," said Brian Olson, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum. "Quantum has a strong and innovative
record in vehicle engineering and system integration as demonstrated by
successful launches of various General Motors natural gas vehicle production
platforms, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, military hybrid electric vehicles,
electric vehicle prototypes for the US Postal Service, and the Fisker Karma
plug-in hybrid vehicle."

Developed at Quantum's technology campus in Lake Forest, California, Quantum's
advanced natural gas storage systems provide dramatic weight reduction,
increased fuel storage capacity, and the capability to quickly integrate these
systems. Quantum combines more than 15 years of system integration experience
with strong expertise in software, calibration, fuel system integration,
emission and durability testing, validation, and manufacturing capabilities.

About Quantum:
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is a leader in the
development and production of natural gas fuel storage and system
technologies, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced vehicle propulsion
systems. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes natural gas and hydrogen
storage and metering systems, electronic and software controls, hybrid
electric drive systems, and other alternative fuel technologies and solutions
that enable fuel efficient, low emission natural gas and hybrid, plug-in
hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. Quantum's powertrain engineering,
system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide
fast-to-market solutions to support the production of natural gas, plug-in
hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, and specialty vehicles, as well as
modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum's customer base
includes automotive OEMs, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other
governmental agencies, and other strategic alliance partners. Quantum's wholly
owned subsidiary, Schneider Power Inc., and affiliate, Asola Solarpower GmbH,
complement Quantum's alternative and renewable energy presence through the
development and ownership of wind and solar farms, and the manufacture of high
efficiency solar modules for traditional and automotive applications. Quantum
is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, and has operations and
affiliations in the USA, Canada, Germany and India.

Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All statements included
in this report, other than those that are historical, are forward-looking
statements and can generally be identified by words such as "may," "could,"
"will," "should," "assume," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend,"
"believe," "predict," "estimate," "forecast," "outlook," "potential," or
"continue," or the negative of these terms, and other comparable
terminology.  Various risks and other factors could cause actual results, and
actual events that occur, to differ materially from those contemplated by the
forward looking statements. Risk factors include Quantum's ability to secure
materials and manufacture tanks and systems to meet the customer demand, the
customer's ability to market the natural gas trucks and purchase the full
quantity of systems anticipated on the purchase order. The Company undertakes
no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect
events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of
anticipated or unanticipated events.
More information can be found about the products and services of Quantum at
http://www.qtww.com or you may contact:

Brion D. Tanous
Principal, CleanTech IR, Inc.
Email: btanous@cleantech-ir.com
310-541-6824

SOURCE Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

Website: http://www.qtww.com
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