DEARBORN, MI - Enova Systems, Inc. congratulates OEM partner Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) on the unveiling of their Enova-powered all-electric walk-in van (WIV) at the 2010 Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF).
FCCC, displaying a unique new aerodynamic body from Morgan Olson, impressed the conference audience with the vehicle. Further to the introduction, FCCC cites an industry-leading 3-4 year payback. FCCC makes 80 percent of all chassis in this attractive segment that is occupied by the likes of UPS, Federal Express, and other major national fleet operators.
The MT-EV all-electric chassis utilizes Enova Systems' 120kW all-electric drive system technology. Powered by Tesla Motors' lithium-ion batteries, the chassis is 100 percent electric, including its HVAC system, making it the only fully featured WIV chassis in the industry to be completely electrically powered. FCCC is the first company within the industry to utilize Tesla batteries for commercial applications.
"FCCC is clearly in a position to guide this segment to EV technology. We look forward to partnering with them as they rapidly move to production," said Enova CEO and President Mike Staran.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, and school bus and shuttle bus markets. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.
Morgan Olson, LLC builds walk-in van bodies, parcel van bodies, and dry freight van bodies for the package delivery, baking, textile rental and industrial service markets. Morgan Olson is a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter & Company, a Houston-based holding company.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online