First Auto Works (FAW) of China has ordered an additional 20 hybrid systems from Enova Systems, as a follow-up to their previous purchases. The Hybrid City Bus, powered by Enova’s 90kW Parallel Hybrid Drive system, was first produced at FAW’s Wuxi, China Assembly Plant in December 2005.
FAW is the largest automobile manufacturer in China, having more than 50 years experience in the design and manufacture of commercial and passenger vehicles. Production volumes have exceeded 950,000 units per year since 2003.
The Hybrid City Bus incorporates 10 FAW patents. The project is a result of China’s National 863 plan. For Enova Systems, the Hybrid City Bus demonstrates the drive system’s versatility in a variety of vehicle applications in the US, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Korea, Italy and other countries.