Enova Systems Reports Three Fuel Cell Vehicle Projects

April 27, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Enova Systems Inc. (Torrance, CA), a developer of mobile and stationary electric, hybrid and fuel cell digital power management systems, announced three new or ongoing projects in the fuel cell vehicle market. The latest program teams Enova with Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC). Enova will supply its 120 kW HybridPower™ drive system and its fuel cell power management suite to the US Department of Defense's Fuel Cell Test and Evaluation Center, which is operated by CTC. The components will be integrated into an MB-4 aircraft tow tractor, which will be used in fuel cell demonstrations at select Air Force Bases and civil airports in the US.

In a second project, Enova contracted with the High Technology Development Corp. (HTDC, Honolulu, HI) to develop, integrate, deliver and evaluate a fuel cell hybrid "step" van for Hickam Air Force Base. Enova will integrate its HybridPower 120 kW drive system and fuel cell power management systems into the van for routine base operations and have the capability to serve as a Ground Power Unit for the Air Force to power up aircraft and equipment during maintenance operations.

In late 2004, Enova also teamed with Hydrogenics Corp. to develop and deploy a fuel cell hybrid delivery van for Canadian courier company Purolator Courier Ltd. as part of its "Greening the Fleet" initiative to explore the use of clean transportation technologies. Enova supplied its HybridPower 120 kW drive system and fuel cell power management systems, as well as integration assistance for the project, which is currently in its evaluation phase prior to commission to Purolator's delivery fleet.