Enova, FCCC to Display EV Prototype in Portland
Enova Systems Inc., a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components, 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’ initiative will be on display at the Portland International Auto Show Jan. 26-29th.
According to a press release, the Portland International Auto Show estimates that around 150,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest green, alternative fuel and electric vehicle concepts at the Auto Show’s Eco Center.
The ‘Green for Free’ program is designed to allow fleet executives to operate full 100% electric commercial vehicles for similar life cycle costs as those of diesel-powered commercial vehicles. The release states that it’s the first program 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 initiative.