Enova Awarded Major Order From Chinese Vehicle Manufacturer

December 26, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Enova Systems announced that First Auto Works (FAW) of China has ordered an additional 20 hybrid systems, as a follow-up to their previous purchases. The Hybrid City Bus, powered by Enova’s 90kW Parallel Hybrid Drive system, was first produced at FAW’s Wuxi, China Assembly Plant in December, 2005.

Terry Morano, Director of Global Sales & Marketing said, "We believe that this order signifies a maturing of Enova’s relationship with FAW. We are extremely excited about this order, both as an opportunity to further develop our partnership with FAW, and as an indication of broader acceptance of Enova’s product in Asia. Enova expects continued growth in our Asian customer base."

FAW is described as the largest automobile manufacturer in China, having more than 50 years experience in the design and manufacture of commercial and passenger vehicles. Production volumes have exceeded 950,000 units per year since 2003.

The Hybrid City Bus incorporates 10 patents. The project’s inception was a result of China’s National 863 plan, which is described as aiding and allowing China to keep abreast of various rapid developments of high technologies in the world, and to reduce technology gaps between China and other countries.