Quantum Granted Key Patent Related to Natural Gas Fuel Systems

        Quantum Granted Key Patent Related to Natural Gas Fuel Systems

New U.S. Patent Provides Coverage for Quantum's Innovative On-Board Fuel
Management System

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Quantum Fuel Systems
Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a leader in natural gas,
alternative fuel systems and clean propulsion vehicle technologies, today
announced that it has received official notification from the United States
Patent and Trademark Office that the company has been issued a key patent
covering pressure and flow management for on-board gaseous fuel storage
systems.

This newly granted patent, U.S. 8,322,357, claims, among other things, a
bi-directional fuel system comprising a fuel storage tank, a regulator, a
check valve between the storage tank and the fill line and configuredto allow
flow into the storage tank; and a distal pressure delayer having an inlet
connected to the fill line and an outlet connected to the tank valve. The
innovative pressure delayer provides important safety features to protect the
various components during rapid natural gas refueling and consumption
conditions.

"We continue to innovate and enhance our fully-integrated advanced natural gas
fuel systems that incorporate our industry-leading Q-Lite™ ultra-lightweight
storage tanks," said Brian Olson, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Quantum. "We have a strong and innovative record in system engineering and
integration as demonstrated by successful launches of advanced natural gas
vehicle production platforms."

Over the past 12 months Quantum has been granted a number of patents
pertaining to pressurized fuel system and storage technology, adding to
Quantum's portfolio of proprietary and protected technologies. Quantum's
intellectual property portfolio includes in excess of 60 patents (issued and
pending) related to natural gas and hydrogen storage and metering systems and
refueling and hybrid electric drivetrain systems.

Quantum currently produces the lightest and highest capacity natural gas and
hydrogen on-board storage systems in the world. 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 nearly 20 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:

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the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included
in this report, other than those that are historical, are forward-looking
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Various risks and other factors could cause actual results, and actual events
that occur, to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward
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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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