Quantum Technologies Named As Finalist Among 20th OC Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Awards

 Quantum Technologies Named As Finalist Among 20th OC Tech Alliance High-Tech
                              Innovation Awards

Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner on Oct. 15, recognizing
rising stars and established luminaries among the Orange County tech community

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems
Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas
storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies has been named as
a finalist in the Green Technology category of the Orange County Technology
Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its industry-leading ultra
light weight Q-Lite™ compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage tanks and

Now in its 20th year, this premier awards program event celebrates achievement
among the regional tech industry by honoring local companies, individuals and
products that drive innovation in Orange County. OC Tech Alliance will
announce all winners at a gala dinner on Oct. 15, 2013, at the Hilton Costa

"We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in this year's awards,"
said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum Technologies. "Being recognized
by OC Tech Alliance for our innovative products is validation that Quantum's
fuel storage innovations are enabling market transformation, as the shale gas
revolution is paving the way for dramatic changes in the way Americans fuel
their vehicles."

"We received nominations from all of Orange County's most important technology
companies," said Sigmund Fidyke III, president, Custom Software, and High-Tech
Innovation Awards Judging Committee Chair. "We congratulate Quantum for
ascending to the finalist ranks. This region boasts many noteworthy companies
that continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the
world, and we're excited to help highlight them."

In addition to the product awards, OC Tech Alliance will recognize excellence
among chief executives leading Orange County-based tech companies as well as
local tech companies innovating in the areas of product development, financial
accountability and industry leadership.

OC Tech Alliance also will celebrate educators and students for their
innovative use of science, math and technology in the classroom and the
community in conjunction with Project Tomorrow. The organization is the
nation's leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today's
students to be tomorrow's innovators.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association
committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor
organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the
only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize
technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The
alliance serves members through local networking, professional development,
state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry

To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at
info@octechalliance.com or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

About Quantum
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is a leader in the
innovation, development and production of natural gas fuel storage systems and
the integration of vehicle system technologies including engine and vehicle
control systems and drivetrains. Quantum produces one of the most innovative,
advanced, and light‐weight 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. Quantum 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.

More information about the products and services of Quantum can be found at

Media Contacts:
Orange County Technology Alliance
Cara Stewart
Remarx Media for OC Tech Alliance

Quantum Technologies
Brion D. Tanous
CleanTech IR, Inc. 949-290-5563

©2013 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
Advanced Technology Center
25242 Arctic Ocean Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone 949-399-4500 Fax 949-399-4600

SOURCE Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

Website: http://www.qtww.com
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