It seems as though the entry of newcomers Modec and Smith Electric Vehicles (and maybe even Boulder Electric Vehicles) into the North American electric truck market has prompted Freightliner to set about putting their own all-electric chassis together. To help speed things along, they have enlisted the aid of Enova Systems, a company with hybrid and electric vehicle experience. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and the California cleantech firm have signed a Letter of Intent that will see
Remember back when we told you about the hybrid buses that IC Corp and Enova Systems were making together for a handful of schools? With today's high cost of diesel and the worries about bus pollution, we wondered how those lucky few feel about their buses now. Thanks to an article in the Wenatchee World, we now know about the experience of the Chelan School District. Their transportation manager, Scott Logan, said there has been a lot to learn but they have been "very impressed" with the vehicl
Phone companies may not like to actually provide service to their customers but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot of service vehicles running around. Verizon apparently has the second largest vehicle fleet in North America and in order to save enough money on fuel to hook up three more houses to their FIOS network they are retrofitting some of the vehicles with hybrid systems.
Cobasys announced today they would provide powerful its NiMHax battery systems to Enova for use in hybrid service vans Enova is preparing for a "major North American fleet operator". The batteries systems are the liquid-cooled NiMHax 336-70s, and Cobasys will also provide Enova with installation and technical support. The liquid cooling is just one of multiple safety features in the batteries. Enova's hybrid drive systems come in various power ranges and are being used in trucks, school buses an