IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a global provider of natural gas, hydrogen, and hybrid-electric vehicle technologies, announced that it has received a new purchase order from a leading natural gas vehicle system integrator for supplying its industry-leading, ultra-lightweight high capacity carbon composite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for long-haul trucks. The purchase order is valued at $857,000.

Natural gas-powered vehicles can be fueled for a third cheaper than other vehicles, and emit less smog-forming nitrogen oxide and particulates. Quantum's lightweight composite tanks require less structure for mounting support, thereby increasing payload and passenger capacity, according to the company. In addition, Quantum's tanks maximize on board storage capacity resulting in greater driving range.

Quantum has supplied in excess of 20,000 OEM-quality natural gas vehicle fuel systems to General Motors since 1997.