Corporate Express has announced that it will be one of the first U.S. companies to test an Isuzu hybrid delivery truck for its operations. The model will be a current Isuzu truck in which Enova Systems will retrofit their HybridPower drive system. The truck is expected to be completed in April 2008 and will be used in Los Angeles, CA.

The HybridPower system is described as a turnkey system that combines an enhanced electric motor and electronic controls to help power the vehicle, but there's no mention of the batteries. Enova has worked on lithium systems. Isuzu has currently other hybrid programs, including a large-scale commercial program in its homeland, Japan.

[Source: Corporate Express and Isuzu]

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