Enova's Hybrid Drive System powers Fuel Cell Bus at World Cup Soccer TournamentThursday, June 22, 2006
Enova's Hybrid Drive System powers Fuel Cell Bus at World Cup Soccer Tournament
TORRANCE, CA, June 19, 2006 - Enova Systems, (OTCBB: ENOV and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer and manufacturer of electric, hybrid and fuel cell digital power management systems, confirmed today that its Hybrid Drive components are currently being used in a Hyundai state of the art Fuel-Cell Bus and two (2) Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell powered vehicles, introduced at the World Cup Soccer tournament in Germany.
Hyundai is an official sponsor of the World Cup Soccer tournament through 2012. At this year's event, Hyundai has thirty two (32) buses in use. The flagship of the 32 Hyundai Buses is it's hybrid full cell bus powered by Enova's 240kW Induction Motor and High Voltage Motor Control Unit. Additionally, the Tucson's contain Enova's 80kW Induction Motor and Control Unit. "Our alliance with Hyundai has been critical to the development of hybrid systems such as the ones being used in the fuel cell bus and Tucson's. We are working with Hyundai on many projects and are pleased that this bus is getting excellent exposure at one of the World's biggest venues" stated Mike Staran, Enova's Vice President of Marketing.
The fleet of vehicles is deployed within the twelve (12) Host Cities and the 32 Team Base Camps to transport the 32 teams, the match officials, FIFA and Organizing Committee (OC) delegates, and official visitors. "We want the players and officials to feel relaxed and comfortable when they travel. The buses will also symbolize the tournament wherever they go," observed OC Vice President Wolfgang Niersbach.
About Enova Systems, Inc.
Enova Systems 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 and stationary 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 drive systems and related components for electric, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell powered vehicles. For further information, contact Enova Systems directly, or visit its Web site at http://www.enovasystems.com.
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ENOVA SYSTEMS, Inc.
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