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Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA) (AIM: ENV) (AIM: ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, announced today it has received further orders to supply drive system components to Smith Electric Vehicles Corp (Smith), a global leader in all-electric commercial vehicles.
Smith has deployed several hundred vehicles utilizing Enova’s electric drive system. Smith (
www.smithelectric.com) develops, produces and sells zero-emission commercial electric vehicles that are designed to be an alternative to traditional diesel trucks, providing higher efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. Smith has manufacturing facilities in Kansas City, Missouri, and outside of Newcastle, UK. Smith’s vehicle designs leverage more than 80 years of market knowledge from selling and servicing electric vehicles in the United Kingdom. Smith produces the Newton™ and the Edison™.
Enova Systems CEO Mike Staran commented, “Smith Electric Vehicles continues to show a strong commitment to both Enova and the Electric Vehicle segment. We anticipate continued penetration and are pleased to be part of Smith’s strategy.”
Smith most recently announced its intention to deploy vehicles in the all-electric school bus sector. The 42-passenger Newton school bus travels up to 100 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 50 mph, and is intended for the fixed routes in urban areas most school buses take each day.
Enova Systems (
http://www.enovasystems.com) is a leading supplier of efficient, environmentally friendly digital power components and systems products. The Company’s core competencies are focused on the development and commercialization of power management and conversion systems for mobile applications. Enova applies unique ‘enabling technologies’ in the areas of alternative energy propulsion systems for light and heavy-duty vehicles as well as power conditioning and management systems for distributed generation systems. The Company develops, designs and produces non-invasive drive systems and related components for electric, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell powered vehicles in both the “new” and “retrofit” vehicle sales market. For further information, contact Enova Systems directly, or visit its Web site at
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