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SPI Energy’s Phoenix Motorcars’ Surpass 3.0 Million All-Electric Mile Milestone for its Vehicles

August 26, 2021

 

 

 

SPI Energy’s Phoenix Motorcars’ Surpass 3.0 Million All-Electric Mile Milestone for its Vehicles

 

 

Anaheim, CA / August 26, 2021 – California based Phoenix Motorcars, a subsidiary company of SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions, recently exceeded the 3.0 million electric mile mark, counting all its fully electric trucks and shuttle buses in operation. This includes its first-, second- and third-generation products that have been driven across a wide variety of end-use applications.

Phoenix Motorcars delivered its first medium-duty all-electric vehicle in 2014. Since then, Phoenix Motorcars continued to innovate, improving its technology, and is now providing its third-generation drivetrain that offers an industry-leading 160 miles of electric range, with four battery pack options to support various customer needs. All Phoenix Motorcars electric vehicles are built on the Ford E-450 chassis, allowing for an extensive list of cutaway body options to select, including service trucks, utility trucks, flatbed trucks, box trucks, delivery trucks, shuttle buses and school buses. The flexibility of Phoenix Motorcars’ product offering has enabled it to support a wide range of fleet customers, ranging from seaports, airports, utilities, cities, municipalities, public transit agencies, U.S. Military, parking companies, hotels, universities, college and corporate campuses and more.

 

Phoenix Motorcars is driving new innovations as it expands its portfolio of products, services, and technology, continuing on its path of success in the EV industry, including a new residential and commercial charging division, a partnership with EasyMile on autonomous technology, and the upcoming launch of new all-electric vehicles.

 

“This is a historic moment for Phoenix Motorcars. We are proud of this achievement which demonstrates the capability of our products. It does not stop here though. As a pioneer in the EV space, our strategy has always been innovation and the ability to offer end-to-end solutions for all types of customers. As we continuously meet these milestones, we are achieving our goal of supplying customers with feasible solutions in a joint effort to accelerate clean transportation,” commented Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy.

 

 

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles, and EV charging solutions. 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, and full range of residential and commercial EV charging solutions. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com.

 

About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.

 

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “continue,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “outlook,” “potential,” “plan,” “seek,” and similar expressions and variations or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors. These factors include, among others, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects of the outbreak and actions taken in connection therewith, adverse changes in general economic and market conditions, competitive factors including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions, uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and market changes, risks associated with managing the growth of the business, and those other risks and uncertainties that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report filed on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

Phoenix Motorcars’ Vehicles Surpass 2.75MM All-Electric Mile Milestone

June 23, 2021

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars’ Vehicles Surpass 2.75MM All-Electric Mile Milestone   

 

 

 

Ontario, CA – California based Phoenix Motorcars, a group company of SPI Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions, recently exceeded the 2.75MM electric mile mark, counting all their fully electric trucks and shuttle buses in operation. This includes their first-, second- and third-generation products that have been driven across a wide variety of end-use applications.

Phoenix launched its first medium-duty electric drivetrain in 2009 and sold its first commercial EV in 2014. Phoenix Motorcars shuttle buses and trucks are built on the Ford E-450 cutaway chassis platform and have vastly improved in capability over the past generation cycles. Phoenix is currently in production of its recently developed third-generation drivetrain, which includes the largest battery pack and longest electric range for any class 4 product on the market, offering up to 160 miles in range. The current generation drivetrain allows for a variety of battery pack options which offers customers flexibility on pricing and configuration. The latest technology also offers the largest variety of cutaway bodies including service trucks, utility trucks, flatbed trucks, cargo trucks, walk-in vans, shuttle buses and school buses.

To date, Phoenix has partnered to support sustainability and clean transportation objectives, meeting the needs of medium-duty fleet customers of all sizes, including utilities, cities, municipalities, transit agencies, airports, seaports, school districts, parking companies, universities, and corporate campuses. They have served over 45 fleet customers with a variety of needs and customized products to complete essential business functions.

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 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. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

About SPI Energy

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “continue,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “outlook,” “potential,” “plan,” “seek,” and similar expressions and variations or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors. These factors include, among others, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects of the outbreak and actions taken in connection therewith, adverse changes in general economic and market conditions, competitive factors including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions, uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and market changes, risks associated with managing the growth of the business, and those other risks and uncertainties that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report filed on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

 

 

 

Ontario, CA / June 14, 2021: SPI Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary appointed Ira Feintuch, the former COO of Blink Charging Co. (previously known as CarCharging Group), as its new SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions.

 

Feintuch joined CarCharging Group as VP of Operations and was one of its first employees in 2009, ultimately becoming COO in 2015 and playing a key role in the company’s 2018 listing on Nasdaq and concurrent $18 million capital raise. As COO of Blink Charging, the largest owner/operator of L2 charging services in the US, Feintuch oversaw all infrastructure deployment, partner contract negotiations, engineering and software roadmaps, and supported Executive Chairman and the CEO in designing and delivering the company’s second-generation charger.

 

“I am excited to join the Phoenix Motorcars team as the shift to electrification intensifies and I see a tremendous opportunity for us to build and scale our infrastructure business as we support our exciting fleets.”, said Ira Feintuch. “I am excited to welcome Ira to the Phoenix Motorcars team,” said Joe Mitchell, Phoenix Motorcars CEO. “Last month we introduced our own proprietary line of EV charging solutions that fulfill customer needs from residential applications to high-volume commercial installations. I am confident Ira will be a great asset as we bring these solutions to market and scale sales.”

 

According to Grandview Research, the global EV charging infrastructure market was estimated at $15.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $19.3 billion in 2021 and $145.0 billion by 2028, growing at a 33.4% compound annual growth rate.

 

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 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. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

About SPI Energy

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “continue,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “predict,” “outlook,” “potential,” “plan,” “seek,” and similar expressions and variations or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors. These factors include, among others, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects of the outbreak and actions taken in connection therewith, adverse changes in general economic and market conditions, competitive factors including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions, uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and market changes, risks associated with managing the growth of the business, and those other risks and uncertainties that are described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report filed on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to revise or update any forward-looking statements.

Phoenix Motorcars Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of World Changing Ideas for 2021 

May 24, 2021

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of World Changing Ideas for 2021 

 

Phoenix Motorcars’ industry first EZ ZEUS Autonomous Shuttle recognized as a finalist in the AI & Data category

 

 

 

Ontario, CA 

Leading manufacturer of electric shuttle buses and trucks, Phoenix Motorcarsannounced that it has been named to Fast Company’s 2021 annual list of World Changing Ideas. The SPI Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI) group company Phoenix Motorcars, has been recognized as a finalist in the Artificial Intelligence and Data category for its EZ ZEUS autonomous shuttle bus.

 

Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards honors the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.

 

Jointly developed by Phoenix Motorcars and EasyMile, the EZ Zeus will be the first of its kind all-electric self-driving cutaway shuttle bus deployed in real-life traffic conditions. Furthering its success in powering traditional medium-duty shuttles and trucks with its cutting-edge electric drivetrain technology, the Level-4 autonomous shuttle integrates EasyMile’s driverless technology to its range of zero emission vehicles.

 

“We are thrilled to be honored as a World Changing Idea for 2021. This is a great recognition of our team member’s continued efforts in innovating and delivering sustainable and socially impactful commercial transportation solutions,” said Joe Mitchell, Phoenix Motorcars CEO. “Our electric shuttle buses are widely used by cities, para-transit services, last-mile connectivity operators and various campuses across the country. The autonomous shuttle being developed in partnership with EasyMile will further enable significant improvements in transit operations for various fleet operators, while also making cutting edge technologies accessible and available to the communities we live and work in.”

 

A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

 

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 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.  

For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com  

About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of photovoltaic (PV) and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.  

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov

 

 

CALACT Enables Easy Purchase of Phoenix Motorcars’ Zero Emission Shuttle Buses

October 02, 2020

 

 

 

CALACT Enables Easy Purchase of Phoenix Motorcars’ Zero Emission Shuttle Buses

 

 

Ontario, CA. – Phoenix Motorcars’ ZEUS Zero Emission Shuttles was selected as an eligible vehicle by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (“MBTA”) and California Association for Coordinated Transportation (“CALACT”) purchasing cooperative. Selected following a detailed evaluation, audits and manufacturing facility evaluation, this is testimony to the quality and technology focus at Phoenix Motorcars.

Transit agencies who are members of CALACT can now purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus through a federal and California State compliant purchasing solution, avoiding lengthy & expensive RFPs and bid processes. This also enables transit agencies to select vehicles of their choice rather than having to piggyback on other state or agency procurements. Other public agencies and non-profits can also purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttles buses through the cooperative.

Starcraft Bus, the largest selling shuttle bus manufacturer in North America, Creative Bus Sales – the nation’s largest bus dealer and Phoenix Motorcars, the leading manufacturer of all-electric shuttle buses & trucks have come together to build and distribute the competitive range of electric shuttle buses that are Buy America and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

“Phoenix is proud to be selected by CALACT to supply electric shuttles to members of the purchasing cooperative. We’re working closely with a number of transit agencies looking to acquire our shuttles and the CALACT contract makes it a lot simpler. Together with Starcraft and Creative, Phoenix is well positioned to meet the growing demand for electric transportation in California” says Tarek Helou, COO at Phoenix Motorcars.

The ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus is powered by Phoenix’s third generation drivetrain, offering multiple pack sizes and range up to 160 miles. Built with the Starcraft Allstar body, the shuttles offer multiple seating layouts, including ADA options, fulfilling the needs of paratransit, dial-a-ride and first/last mile services.

Transit agencies in California are mandated by the Innovative Clean Transportation (ICT) Regulation to transition to all-electric buses. The addition of electric shuttle buses to the CALACT purchasing cooperative simplifies the switch to zero-emission alternatives.

 

About Phoenix Motorcars: Phoenix Motorcars develops, deploys, and services all electric drive systems for Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles. The company’s electric vehicles have logged over 2-million zero emission miles, reducing over 6.5 million pounds of carbon emissions. 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.

www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US

September 18, 2020

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US

 

 

Ontario, CA. – Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the US, the city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the US.

 

 

Jointly developed by Phoenix Motorcars and EasyMile, the self-driving bus will be deployed in real-life traffic conditions and is set to revolutionize last-mile transit connectivity. Furthering its success in powering traditional medium duty shuttles and trucks with its cutting-edge electric drivetrain technology, Phoenix Motorcars will integrate EasyMile’s driverless technology to its range of zero emission vehicles.

The news comes as part of Houston Metro being selected among projects to receive funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant of nearly $1.5 million. It will develop an autonomous vehicle technology prototype for private or public roads at 12-15 mph in 12 months from launch date, with further operation for 12 months of testing.

The autonomous bus will serve Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and Houston’s Third Ward community connecting to Metro buses and light rail.

“We are proud to be selected by the FTA as the OEM zero-emission vehicle provider and look forward to adding the Level 4 Autonomous EZ ZEUS into our product catalog. As the world moves toward net zero carbon goals and prioritizes clean air quality, the self-driving ZEV is the next step in Phoenix Motorcars’ quest to provide future technology today.” says Thomas Allen, Sales Manager at Phoenix Motorcars.

Phoenix Motorcars and Easy Mile will develop this Class 4 Medium-Duty Zero-Emission Shuttle Bus with Level 4 Autonomy that aims to:

  • Introduce autonomy in a variety of bus depot use cases and, ultimately, deploy on public roads;
  • Provide invaluable initial feedback in the development of this industry;
  • Leverage prior experience in launching EasyMile’s driverless technology
  • Provide integration with Phoenix Motorcars’ industry-leading and proven Class 4 zero-emission drive system
  • Support existing agency initiatives around improved safety and energy efficiency via innovative technologies; and
  • As the inaugural class of AIM incubators, provide industry leadership in sharing project outcomes with the public transportation community.

 

More about the FTA’s AIM: https://cms7.fta.dot.gov/AIM

 

BACKGROUND ON PARTNERS

 

Phoenix Motorcars: Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Ontario, California, Phoenix Motorcars develops, deploys, and services all electric drive systems for Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles. The company’s electric vehicles have logged over 2.3-million zero emission miles, reducing over 6.5 million pounds of carbon emissions, equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by over 3,400 acres of U.S. forests. 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.

www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

EasyMile: A leader in driverless mobility, EasyMile has developed and deployed autonomous mobility solutions worldwide based on vehicles manufactured by recognized industrial partners. The company has already deployed over 300 driverless projects in 30 countries and travelled over 450,000 miles.

 

AECOM: The world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, AECOM, supports the adoption of emerging technologies, including AV shuttles, connected/automated/electric vehicle and ITS solutions for our partners by providing feasibility studies, analysis, planning, engineering, construction, deployments, management and marketing of new solutions.

AECOM recently formed the Automated Bus Consortium, bringing together transit and transportation agencies to investigate the feasibility of deploying full-size, full-speed accessible Level 4 automated buses across the United States.

AECOM is currently supporting several DOTs using their Connected Roadway Classification System (CRCS) tool, which assesses ADS complexities and existing infrastructure impacts of an AV deployment.

 

PHOENIX MOTORCARS DEPLOYS ELECTRIC CARGO TRUCK TO SERVICE FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS IN SACRAMENTO

August 03, 2020

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX MOTORCARS DEPLOYS ELECTRIC CARGO TRUCK TO SERVICE
FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS IN SACRAMENTO

 

 

Ontario, CA. – Phoenix Motorcars, a leading manufacturer of medium duty all-electric buses and trucks delivered its first ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck to C&V Contractors, a family owned contracting business based out of Sacramento, California. Funded through the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT), the zero emission box truck deployment highlights the appetite amongst fleets in California to choose cleaner, sustainable transportation options. C&V Contractors, which specializes in custom home building, remodels and maintenance and repairs has been in business and servicing the Sacramento area since 1989.

 

 

Built on the popular Ford E-450 chassis with a Rockport Commercial Trucks body, the zero emission box truck is equipped with custom shelving to suit the specific needs of the customer.  The truck is equipped with a 105 kWh battery pack offering up to 110 mile range and can be charged up in about 3 hrs with a 50 kW Level III charger.

“C&V Contractors was the first zero emission truck replacement project approved by the Sac Metro Air District under the new Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) guidelines. We are proud to help a local small business use the cleanest vehicle possible in our community.” Says Kristian Damkier, Assoc. Air Quality Engineer at Sac Metro Air District.

The guidelines provide funding for vehicles with advanced technology and this included the line of Phoenix Motorcars all electric zero emission vehicles. C&V’s brand new ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck will reduce atmospheric emissions by ~61 tons annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75% and fuel costs by 80%.

“Collaborating with C&V Contractors has been exciting for us and the deployment is testimony to how fleets, irrespective of size, are recognizing the environmental and cost benefits of going electric. Along with our all-electric shuttle buses our range of electric trucks including flatbeds, utility trucks, box trucks and service trucks are proving to be very popular amongst progressive fleets across the nation.”, said Jose Paul Plackal, Vice President Business Development at Phoenix Motorcars.

“I absolutely love how spacious it really is inside!  It drives really smooth.” – Vicky Hagood, Owner C&V Contractors.

 

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 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. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

Phoenix Motorcars: PHIL HAUPT ELECTRIC ACQUIRES FIRST 100% ELECTRIC UTILITY TRUCK EVER DEPLOYED BY PRIVATE FLEET THROUGH SECAT FUNDING

February 26, 2020

PHIL HAUPT ELECTRIC ACQUIRES FIRST 100% ELECTRIC UTILITY TRUCK EVER DEPLOYED BY PRIVATE FLEET THROUGH SECAT FUNDING
  • First all-electric utility truck deployed by private fleet in the USA
  • “We love our Phoenix truck! Zero gas, zero oil changes, and it will carry all our tools and equipment. Let’s go to work!” – Phil Haupt

ROSEVILLE, CA. Phil Haupt Electric, an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation company recently acquired a Phoenix Motorcars ZEUS 500 Electric Utility Truck through funds from Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT).

The Roseville based electric company, that happens to be the largest EV charging station installer in the Sacramento area is setting an example by not only providing electric charging solutions but by also driving electric. This is the first all-electric utility truck to be deployed by a private fleet in the USA.

The Ford E450 based electric truck is equipped with Phoenix’s second-generation drive system, with both Level II & Level III fast charging capability. “Phoenix is proud to be delivering the first zero emission utility truck being deployed to a private fleet in the country. We are excited to partnering with SMAQMD and Phil Haupt in advancing zero emission transportation.”, says Jose Paul, Director Business Development.

An all-electric zero-emission utility truck like the ZEUS 500 provides significant environmental and economic benefits. Phil Haupt Electric’s new utility truck is expected to reduce atmospheric emissions by ~60 tons of CO2 annually. In addition to minimizing CO2, the truck will provide Phil Haupt Electric with sizable savings in fuel and maintenance costs. The zero-emission electric truck reduces fuel costs by 80% and maintenance cost by 50% as compared to a gas shuttle. ZEUS has a fast charging capacity and can reach a full charge in three and a half hours and has a range of up to 110 miles per charge.

The Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) Program is administered by the Sac Metro Air District and with the goal to promote zero and near-zero emission on-road heavy-duty vehicles operating in the Sacramento region. “The Sac Metro Air District has worked with Phil Haupt Electric on many projects to promote zero emission vehicle technology in the Sacramento, and we are excited about the delivery of a zero emission truck under the SECAT Program to be used to help install electric charging stations in the region.”, says Kristian Damkier, PE Assoc. Air Quality Engineer.

When asked about the ZEUS 500 Utility Truck, Phil Haupt, owner of Phil Haupt Electric said, “We love our Phoenix truck! Zero gas, zero oil changes, and it will carry all our tools and equipment. Let’s go to work!”

Pictured above are Aaron Hanson, Jesse Cruz, Nestor Mendoza, Charlotte Daniels and Phil Haupt.

PHOENIX MOTORCARS SURPASSES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE OF 2 MILLION ELECTRIC MILES ON THE ROAD

December 16, 2019

 

 

 

PHOENIX MOTORCARS SURPASSES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

OF 2 MILLION ELECTRIC MILES ON THE ROAD

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars, a leader in developing electric drivetrains for class 4 commercial vehicles including shuttle buses, flat-bed trucks and work trucks, recently announced that it has surpassed 2 million electric miles on the road. The company currently has 74 electric vehicles on the road all over California, Texas and overseas. To date, all Phoenix Motorcars vehicles on the road have saved over 6.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

 

 

 

This milestone comes at the heels of a very successful year with a closing of over 80 orders. Phoenix Motorcars electric vehicles not only emit ZERO emissions but also reduce maintenance and operating costs. A single Phoenix Motorcars vehicle reduces atmospheric emissions by 61 tons annually, has 5 times the efficiency of an equivalent gas engine and fuel savings of 82% over gas and 76% over clean natural gas vehicles.

 

Customers range from airports, campuses, utility companies and municipalities to name a few and all have been nothing short of content with Phoenix Motorcars’ electric vehicles. Wally Park, an airport parking service company that currently operates in 14 major U.S. airports has been a customer of Phoenix Motorcars for over 3 years. “Working with Phoenix Motorcars has been a pleasure these past several years. Wally Park is proud to be early adopters of electric airport shuttles.”, said Ed Pomponio, Vice President of Transportation, L & R Group of Companies.“Phoenix’s support in deploying and servicing the largest zero emission airport shuttle fleet has been outstanding. We are proud to have contributed to this exciting milestone, so here’s to 2 million more!”, he continued.

 

With a growing backlog of orders, Phoenix is poised to grow significantly in 2020. “2019 was a successful – record breaking year for us. We are ramping up production, scheduled to grow revenue by over three times and plan to achieve new heights the Phoenix Motorcars way. Exciting things are yet to come!”, said Gillray Cadet, CFO of Phoenix Motorcars.

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars, founded in 2003, is a leader in developing medium and heavy duty electric vehicles for the 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. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

COLTON ELECTRIC UTILITY TO RECEIVE A PHOENIX MOTORCARS ALL ELECTRIC UTILITY TRUCK TO SERVICE ITS COMMUNITY

April 10, 2019

COLTON ELECTRIC UTILITY TO RECEIVE A PHOENIX MOTORCARS ALL ELECTRIC UTILITY TRUCK TO SERVICE ITS COMMUNITY

 


COLTON, California— San Bernardino County’s City of Colton Electric Utility is due to receive its first all-electric zero emission utility truck from Phoenix Motorcars, on the heels of a record breaking 87 days of bad air quality in the summer of 2018.

San Bernardino County is ranked amongst the top counties with bad air quality given the recent rise in warehouses in the region that require constant freight movement.  More than 75% of the goods imported to Southern California ports are transported by rail or road to distribution facilities throughout the county. To promote a clean, green community, and reduce atmospheric emissions, Colton’s Public Works Department will be utilizing the all-electric zero-emission utility truck to service irrigation around the City.The all-electric zero-emission utility truck is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60 tons of carbon dioxide per year as compared with a conventional utility truck of its size. This will prove helpful in achieving the city’s identified Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction target.  The City of Colton aims to reduce its community GHG emissions to a level that is 15% below its 2008 GHG emissions level by 2020.

Aside from the many environmental benefits of utilizing electric vehicles, the Phoenix Motorcars Utility Trucks also offer significant cost benefits over the total life of the vehicle. “We provide our clients with substantial savings in fueling and maintenance costs”, says Emad Fakhoury, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars. “We are excited to partner with the City of Colton, forward-thinkers, whose goal is to promote sustainable transportation and reduce atmospheric emissions”, he continued.

“I am looking forward to city staff enjoying all the benefits I experience driving an all-electric car  work. It’s healthier for our environment and meets our sustainability goals. As a City we need to lead by example.”  says Jessica Sutorus, Environmental Conservation Supervisor for the City of Colton.

The Phoenix Motorcars all electric zero emission utility truck is set to be delivered to Colton April, 2019.

Phoenix Motorcars, founded in 2003, is a leader in developing medium and heavy duty electric vehicles for the commercial markets. 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. More information available at www.phoenixmotorcars.com

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