BAE Systems to Supply Electric Drives for ENC’s Zero-Emission Buses

BAE Systems has signed a long-term supply agreement to provide its Gen3 propulsion and power management systems for ElDorado National’s (ENC) battery and hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses.

BAE Systems’s Modular Power Control System (MPCS) and Modular Accessory Power System (MAPS) will allow ENC to integrate a common electric drive propulsion and accessory power management solution across its Axess Battery Electric Bus (EVO-BE) and its Axess Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus (EVO-FC) platforms.

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ENC’s EVO-BE and EVO-FC will integrate BAE Systems’s Gen3 power inverters and electric motors
Steve Trichka, Vice President and General Manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems said:

“BAE Systems and ENC have worked together for years to help cities improve air quality with electric bus solutions. Our expanded collaboration now includes multiple zero-emission options, delivering efficient, proven, and clean transportation solutions for transit fleets.”

ENC’s EVO-FC will also feature a 125kW hydrogen fuel cell from Plug, while the Axess EVO-BE platform will be equipped with a battery system supplied by Proterra.

Jose Luis Crespo, General Manager Fuel Cell Applications/Global Accounts at Plug said:

“We’re excited to collaborate with BAE Systems and provide our 125kW hydrogen fuel cell for their integrated electric drive system. Our proven ProGen fuel cells deliver the benefits of green hydrogen with a highly reliable zero-emission solution. Plug is working with BAE Systems to bring our technology into sustainable transit bus fleets.”

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