Enova Systems will begin shipping power control units (PCU) to the Th!nk Group in June 2007 for use in their new production electric vehicle.
Enova’s unit converts and regulates high voltage power to lower voltages and transfers power throughout the drive system and the battery, and also assists in energy recovery during regenerative braking.
Enova has partnered with EDAG to support the technical design, development and validation efforts. EDAG, the world’s largest independent development partner, develops customized concepts and solutions, optimized for production, to meet the mobility needs of the future. Besides development, design and engineering, EDAG’s capabilities extend to part validation for production systems from a single source.
The second-generation Th!nk City vehicle will have a driving range of 180 km (112 miles), with a top speed of 100-110 kph (62-68 mph) and a 0-50 kph (0-31 mph) acceleration of seven seconds. The new vehicle is expected to be launched in Norway in 2007, and selected international markets in 2008.