Quantum To Showcase Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 At 2012 Expo

Quantum to Showcase Natural Gas Storage and Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 Pick-Up Truck at the Alternative Clean Transport Expo 2012 in Long Beach, CA

Irvine, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid/electric vehicle technologies, today announced that it will showcase its industry-leading ultra-lightweight natural gas vehicle storage systems, hybrid/electric propulsion system components and vehicle and advanced propulsion engineering services portfolio at the 2012 Alternative Clean Transportation Exposition (ACT Expo) at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California from May 15-17, 2012.

The ACT Expo is North America's leading Alternative Fuel and clean vehicle technology show. Hosted by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the show presents the latest information and products in the advanced clean vehicle technology and alternative fuel transportation sector, highlighting opportunities for fleets to reduce cost, operate more efficiently and reduce environmental impact.

"We are pleased to showcase our slate of advanced technologies, products and capabilities to leading fleet customers at the ACT Expo 2012," said Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum.  Mr. Olson added, "Quantum's ultra-lightweight natural gas vehicle fuel storage systems and fuel saving plug-in hybrid vehicle technologies provide ideal solutions to fleet operators who are under increasing pressure to reduce costs, while meeting stringent emission criteria and performance requirements."

As part of the ACT Expo event, Quantum will present its technologies to several dozen leading fleet operators in a special pre-conference session that is invite-only for major fleet operators that are using natural gas. Among the products displayed will be the Quantum F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck powered by Quantum's innovative and highly efficient "F-Drive" parallel plug-in hybrid electric drive system. The "F-Drive" allows the truck to run the first 35 miles on a zero emission electric drive and then switch to an efficient hybrid drive mode.