Enova to Develop Post Transmission Parallel Hybrid System with Asian OEM in Medium Duty Trucks
Enova Systems announced that it has entered into a partnership with what it describes as a "major Asia based OEM" to integrate and test its proprietary Post Transmission Parallel Hybrid system. The system is targeted for integration and/or retrofit into North American delivered 2008 model year vehicles.
Enova’s Executive Vice President, Mike Staran, said, "We are excited about the possibility to be the first North American Hybrid Drive System to be used by an Asia based Medium Truck OEM. Having already established relationships with First Auto Works (FAW), Tomoe and Hyundai, we are steadily making significant progress in Asia. We, along with our partner, are taking an aggressive approach to integrating vehicles with our Electric Drive System. These trucks are used in a wide range of applications including delivery and transport vehicles. We think Enova’s Post Transmission Parallel Hybrid System is ideal for both the production of new vehicles as well as the retrofit market for existing vehicles."
Enova’s Post Transmission System is one in which the Electric Drive System is integrated behind the Transmission and is designed to be installed as a "drop in," fully integrated turnkey fashion into an OEM production line, or retrofitted in post vehicle production in a modular, "as-needed" basis. Enova believes it will be able to develop a more convenient and suited system through collaboration with the OEM.