Enova to Deliver Power Components for Ford FCV

March 01, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Enova Systems Inc. (Torrance, CA), a developer and manufacturer of mobile and stationary electric, hybrid and fuel cell digital power management systems, announced that it has received a purchase order and will commence delivery of production high-voltage power conversion systems for Ford Motor Co.'s (Dearborn, MI) Focus FCV, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle.

Enova's bi-directional, high-voltage power converter is a critical component of the fuel cell power system, converting and regulating high-voltage power to lower voltages for use in mobile and stationary fuel cell systems. For the Ford Focus FCV, Enova's module transfers power between the fuel cell, the drive system and the battery, and assists in energy recovery during regenerative braking. The source of propulsion power is therefore transparent to the driver, allowing him to concentrate on normal vehicle operation.