Phoenix Motorcars Delivers All-Electric, Zero-Emission Shuttle Bus to UC Davis

April 04, 2023


Phoenix Motorcars Delivers All-Electric, Zero-Emission Shuttle Bus to UC Davis




Anaheim, California  – Phoenix Motorcars is proud to announce their recent delivery of an all-electric, zero-emission Z400 shuttle bus to the University of California, Davis. The shuttle was built on a Ford E-450 chassis powered by Phoenix Motorcars and will serve UC Davis Medical Center. This electric vehicle was funded in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District’s (Sac Metro Air District) incentive program.

“The District is happy to see regional incentive funds used for such an influential project,” said Raef Porter, Sac Metro Air District Transportation and Climate Change Program Manager. “The move to zero- emission shuttles on the UC Davis Med Center campus will have an immediate impact on local air quality and public health, and long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”

The Phoenix Z400 shuttles are equipped with a 125-kWh battery pack offering up to 130-mile range and can be fully charged in approximately two to three hours with a 50-kW Level III charger. The Z400 shuttles, as compared to its equivalent fossil fueled alternatives, will reduce atmospheric emissions by ~61 tons per vehicle annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75% and fuel costs by 80%.

Phoenix has been the leader in medium duty electrification for over a decade. With 4 million all-electric miles driven on their zero emission drive systems, Phoenix has unparalleled experience and expertise helping public and private fleets successfully deploy and adopt electric vehicles into their fleets, cleaning the air quality and providing clean, quiet and safe zero emission transportation and mobility for their companies and communities.

“Phoenix Motorcars is excited bring a zero-emission shuttle bus to UC Davis” says Thomas Allen, Vice President of Sales for Phoenix Motorcars. “We’ve been a longtime supporter of the Sac Metro Air District’s efforts to help improve air quality in and around the Sacramento region. Zero emission transportation and mobility is a key factor to help create a sustainable future and it’s great to see UC Davis going green with our electric shuttles! Our Phoenix Z400 all-electric shuttle offers a lower total cost of ownership for the University while lowering emissions and cleaning the air quality on and around their campus.”

About the Sac Metro Air District

As one of 35 regional air quality districts statewide, the Sac Metro Air District is the responsible for monitoring air quality, reducing air pollution, and enforcing air quality regulations in Sacramento County as well as helping to achieve statewide carbon reduction goals. The District develops and administers programs to reduce air pollution levels below the health-based standards established by the state and federal governments and improve air quality in the Sacramento region. For more information about the Sac Metro Air District, please visit


About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses.

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