LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a leader in natural gas, hybrid/electric and hydrogen vehicle technologies, today announced that it has received a purchase order from a leading truck equipment company for supplying Quantum's industry-leading ultra-lightweight compressed natural gas (CNG) storage systems for vocational and professional service trucks. "Vocational and utility service trucks represent a sizable market segment for natural gas vehicles," said Brian Olson, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum. "We are excited about the growth potential in this attractive market segment, as natural gas has clearly emerged as the fuel of choice for cost-conscious small businesses and fleet managers, who are encouraged by the low cost of ownership and the expanding compressed natural gas refueling infrastructure in this country." Quantum's light-weight natural gas storage technology addresses the barriers relating to range and the additional weight of natural gas fuel systems. 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 integrate on vehicles with simple lightweight brackets, resulting in an overall reduction in fuel system weight. About Quantum: 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 Lake Forest, California, and has operations and affiliations in the USA, Canada, Germany and India. Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this report, other than those that are historical, are forward-looking statements and can generally be identified by words such as "may," "could," "will," "should," "assume," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "believe," "predict," "estimate," "forecast," "outlook," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of these terms, and other comparable terminology. Various risks and other factors could cause actual results, and actual events that occur, to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward looking statements. Risk factors include Quantum's ability to secure materials and manufacture tanks to meet the customer demand, the customer's ability to market the natural gas vehicles, continued domestic availability of low cost shale gas, and the decisions by fleet managers to purchase natural gas trucks. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.