IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2012/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: QTWW) confirmed today that it has received an unsolicited, conditional offer for the purchase of all of the outstanding stock of Schneider Power Inc. from an officer of Schneider Power Inc. The Company has engaged Ardour Capital Investments, LLC to assist it with evaluating the management buy-out offer and identifying other potential opportunities and strategic alternatives for Schneider Power's renewable energy portfolio. Schneider Power Inc., a developer and owner of renewable energy wind farms based in Toronto, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is a leader in the development and production of advanced vehicle propulsion systems, fuel storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes electronic and software controls, hybrid electric drive systems, natural gas and hydrogen storage and metering systems and other alternative fuel technologies and solutions that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles. Quantum's powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, natural gas, 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 Irvine, California, and has operations and affiliations in the USA, Canada, Germany and India.
More information can be found about the products and services of Quantum and Schneider Power athttp://www.qtww.com/, or you may contact:
Brion D. Tanous
Principal, CleanTech IR, Inc.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, CA 92614