Phoenix Motorcars

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Phoenix Motorcars[1]
Startup[2]
Industry Automotive[3]
Founded 2002[3]
Headquarters Ontario, California[2]
Area served
United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Parent Al Yousuf LLC[2]
Website http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com
Two Phoenix Motorcars parked near company offices in Ontario, California

Phoenix Cars LLC., d.b.a. Phoenix Motorcars based in Ontario, California, is a leading developer of zero emission, all-electric vehicles (EV), focused on the deployment of light- and medium-duty EVs into the fleet and transit markets.

The company was founded in 2003 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC in 2009. Phoenix launched its third product in 2013, based on the versatile Ford E350/450 Series, an all-electric 14-passenger shuttle bus with 100-mile range per charge.

Restructuring and financing[edit]

On March 19, 2008, Phoenix Motorcars announced that it had completed a financing and restructuring, this let Phoenix Motorcars stay alive as an automotive company.[4] Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Al Yousuf LLC, and Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corporation,[4] as new investors, the departure of the Phoenix Motorcars’ original founders and the appointment of a new board of directors.[5]

However in mid-2010, Al Yousuf LLC closed on a deal with AES Corporation that let Phoenix Motorcars become a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC.[6] This led to another restructuring of Phoenix Motorcars in less than 2 years, however, the head of Phoenix Motorcars’ V.P. Sales & Marketing said this move would benefit both companies, and that Phoenix Motorcars is headed towards releasing the SUT as scheduled, to fleet customers in late 2011.[6][7]

Planned vehicles[edit]

Phoenix SUT[edit]

Phoenix Motorcars has announced plans to introduce an all-electric sports utility truck (SUT) based on the SsangYong Actyon Sports. The Phoenix SUT is anticipated to feature a 35 kWh NanoSafe battery pack (lithium–titanate battery), which will provide a range of over 100 miles (160 km) and the ability to fast-recharge in under 10 minutes.[8] Phoenix Motorcars has taken orders for its SUTs for delivery to corporate and government fleet customers.

Production[edit]

Electric Shuttle Bus[edit]

Phoenix launched its third product in 2013, called the Electric Shuttle Bus, which is based on the versatile Ford E350/450 Series, an all-electric 14-passenger shuttle bus with 100-mile range per charge. It is currently available in the United States and Canada.

PMC[edit]

Phoenix launched an electric subcompact car called the PMC, which is based on the Daihatsu Sirion. It is currently available in the U.A.E.

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative[edit]

On December 9, 2008, Phoenix Motorcars executed a memorandum for Phoenix's participation in the private/public Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, one week following Project Better Place's own announcement related to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative,[9] and announced a plan to introduce all-electric vehicles and an electric vehicle infrastructure to the island of Maui beginning in 2009.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phoenix Motorcars SUT". Futurecars.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "Phoenix Motorcars, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Electric Cars, Green Vehicle". Phoenix Motorcars. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Phoenix Motorcars Gets Investment". socalTECH.com. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Electric Cars, Green Vehicle". Phoenix Motorcars. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  6. ^ a b "Phoenix Motorcars Introduces AWD Model Electric Pickup". Evworld.Com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Electric Cars, Green Vehicle". Phoenix Motorcars. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  8. ^ "Electric Cars, Green Vehicle". Phoenix Motorcars. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Exhibits at Low Carbon Fuels 2008". Phoenix Motorcars. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 

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