Phoenix Motorcars L.L.C. wins the NPA 2017 Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year

November 01, 2017



Phoenix Motorcars L.L.C. wins the NPA 2017
Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year



Zero Emission Shuttle Buses Revolutionize the Parking Industry

with Cost Savings and Clean Air for Southern California




Ontario, CA. (October 31, 2017) Phoenix Motorcars L.L.C. was honored by the National Parking Association (NPA) with the 2017 Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year Award. Phoenix Motorcars was selected for the work done in partnership with the L & R Group of companies to bring the first fully zero emission electric shuttle fleet in the nation to Southern California at LAX airport. The award was presented at the annual NPA Convention & Expo, held this year in Palm Springs, CA, October 2-5th.


“We express our sincere gratitude to the NPA for this award.  We are excited to continue working with LNR and our other partners in supplying commercial fleets with proven electric vehicles that provide substantial operational and emission savings.” said Emad Fakhoury, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Motorcars.


About the Project

Phoenix Motorcars collaborated with L & R Group of Companies to replace gas powered shuttle buses at Los Angeles International Airport with Phoenix’s Zero Emission Utility Shuttles (ZEUS) buses. L&R subsidiary, Wally Park Premier, deployed 16 ZEUS buses at the Los Angeles Airport, making it the first all-electric fleet of airport-parking shuttle buses in the USA. By deploying a total of 33 ZEUS buses, L&R will be able to convert 4.2 million gas miles to all-electric miles over a 5-year period and reduce tailpipe emissions significantly.


Through government incentives of as much as $100,000 per shuttle bus, the cost of switching to an all-electric fleet was kept to a minimum. The result is more than $3.6 million in total cost-of- ownership savings over an equivalent CNG fleet, due to lower fuel and maintenance costs.


“The NPA Innovation Awards recognize companies and individuals who demonstrate the highest professionalism and parking best practices while using leadership and state-of-the-art technology to improve safety, sustainability and bottom line results,” said NPA President Christine Banning, MA, CAE.




About Phoenix Cars LLC
Based in Ontario, California, Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars is a leading developer of all-electric vehicles and systems for the fleet market. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC, which is based in Dubai, UAE. For more information on Phoenix Motorcars and its technical offerings, please visit: | Facebook | Twitter



About L&R Group of Companies
L&R, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a privately held, well-capitalized organization that operates two distinct parking divisions: WallyPark and Joe’s Auto Parks. L&R builds, owns, and operates parking facilities at major airports and cities nationwide.  Learn more at:


About National Parking Association
Founded in 1951, the National Parking Association (NPA) is the voice of the $28 billion parking industry that employs more than 143,000 individuals. NPA is the leading trade association for the parking industry in North America representing the interests of public and private parking sector leaders and professionals. NPA provides research, advocacy, professional development and credentialing to its members. To learn more, visit NPA at