January 28, 2012 – Vol.16 No.45
Enova and Freightliner Display “Green for Free” Vehicle.
Enova Systems, a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market has announced that one of the first pre-production vehicles resulting from Enova’s and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s (FCCC) recently announced Green for Free (tm) initiative is now on display at the Portland International Auto Show January 26-29th.
The Green for Free (tm) Program is designed to allow fleet executives to operate full 100% electric commercial vehicles (EVs) for similar life cycle costs as those of diesel-powered commercial vehicles. The anticipated savings fleets are expected to realize from the reduced maintenance and fuel cost of electricity of the electric vehicles are used over a period of time to cover the incremental expense for the technology. Fleet vehicles targeted with the Green for Free™ Program stand out as possessing unique characteristics that make them clear beneficiaries of electric drive technology. With more than 16.3 million vehicles in operation, the nation’s fleets possess enough capacity to drive initial ramp-up scale in the EV OEM supply chains. This is the first Program that is engineered to eliminate the overall incremental costs associated with buying and operating an all-electric vehicle, making the Program attractive to fleets that are both large and small.
FCCC and Enova plan to gradually deploy a total of 3,000 alternative-fuel vehicles beginning in the second half of 2012 as a result of the Green for Free™ Program. ENOVA and FCCC have defined the Green for Free™ Program as a new sustainable transportation model in which both companies are working in partnership with commercial fleets to offer a transportation model that provides clean, safe domestic and renewable energy.
Enova Systems is a leading supplier of efficient, environmentally friendly digital power components and systems products.
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, and school bus and shuttle bus markets.
The Green for Free (tm) Program intends to allow fleet executives to purchase all-electric vehicles for the cost of a diesel-powered commercial vehicle. (1/26/12)
Green for Free
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
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