Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT Pursuant
                          to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  April 21, 2005.

                               ENOVA SYSTEMS, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

              0-25184                                    95-3056150
     (Commission File Number)                 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

    19850 South Magellan Drive Suite 305, Torrance, CA               90502
         (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                 (Zip Code)

              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

         On April 21, 2005, the Board of Directors of Enova  Systems,  Inc. (the
"Registrant")  approved an Employment Agreement between the Registrant and Edwin
Riddell,  the  President  and Chief  Executive  Officer of the  Registrant.  The
agreement is effective as of May 1, 2005.  Mr. Riddell is also a director of the
Registrant.  Pursuant to the agreement, Mr. Riddell will receive a yearly salary
of  at  least  $208,000,   subject  to  increase  upon  annual  reviews  of  his
compensation  and  performance.  In addition,  Mr.  Riddell will be eligible for
performance bonuses to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. Mr. Riddell will
also receive options to purchase  1,000,000  shares of the  Registrant's  common
stock at an original  exercise price of $0.11 per share,  representing  at least
the fair market value of the  Registrants'  common stock as of April 21, 2005 as
determined in accordance  with the  Registrant's  equity plan. The stock options
will vest over three years in equal  monthly  installments  and will expire five
years from the date of  issuance.  Mr.  Riddell  shall be  entitled to all other
fringe  benefits to which all executives and employees of the Enova are entitled
as well as a company  automobile  and company  apartment  while  employed by the
Company.  Mr.  Riddell's  employment  is at-will  and may be  terminated  by the
Registrant  for any  reason  and at any time.  In the event  that Mr.  Riddell's
employment  is  terminated  by the  Company  without  cause,  as  defined in the
Agreement,  Mr.  Riddell is  entitled  to receive  one year's  salary and health
benefits  as  severance.  If the Board  should  change Mr.  Riddell's  duties or
authority  so that it may  reasonably  be found  that Mr.  Riddell  is no longer
performing as the Chief Executive Officer of the Registrant or if the Registrant
is sold, merged, or closed, then, in either instance, Mr. Riddell shall have the
right to terminate the Agreement  and receive the same  severance  payment as if
his employment  had been  terminated  without  cause.  Mr. Riddell may otherwise
terminate  his  employment at any time but will not be entitled to any severance
benefits.  In the event of a single period of prolonged inability to work due to
the result of a sickness or an injury,  Mr.  Riddell will be  compensated at his
full  rate pay for at least 6 (six)  months  from  the date of the  sickness  or

         On April 21, 2005,  the Company  also entered into a Release  Agreement
with Carl Perry relating to his transition  from the position of Chief Executive
Officer of the Company.  The  agreement  is effective as of April 21, 2005.  Mr.
Perry is also a director of the Registrant.  Pursuant to the release  agreement,
(a) Mr.  Perry  will  receive  a lump sum  payment  of  $75,924.18,  and (b) the
Registrant  will  pay him an  amount  for  health  insurance  coverage  and will
continue to pay the premiums of a life  insurance  policy,  in each case for the
period January through  December 2005.  Under the release  agreement,  Mr. Perry
also  received his salary of Ten Thousand  Dollars  ($10,000.00)  per month from
August 18, 2004  through the end of December  2004.  The  foregoing  amounts and
benefits,  among other things, are being provided to Mr. Perry in exchange for a
general   release  of  all  claims,   an  express  release  of  claims  for  age
discrimination  and a covenant not to pursue  complaints  with the Company.  The
release  agreement sets forth certain  restrictions  on the sale of Enova common
stock which Mr.  Perry  holds  through the earlier of (a) January 1, 2006 or (b)
six months  after ENOVA  receives  additional  capital  funding of at least Five
Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00).


         Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  Registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                               Enova Systems, Inc.

Date:   April 26, 2005                /s/ Larry Lombard
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                                         By:     Larry B. Lombard
                                         Title:   Chief Financial Officer