Phoenix Motorcars Electric Shuttle

It's been a long while since we've covered Phoenix Motorcars. Following the company's 2009 bankruptcy and a shift in focus away from light duty vehicles, Phoenix fell off our radar a bit. But, as promised all those years ago, Phoenix is still working on alternative-fuel vehicles and has just announced the launch of a new electric vehicle platform and all-electric shuttle bus.

The new electric vehicle platform is modular and designed to be a 14-passenger, all-electric shuttle bus for US and international markets. We've asked Phoenix to clarify how the new platform is different from the 14-passenger electric shuttle van with a 100-mile range based on the Ford E350/450 Series work truck that Phoenix launched last year, but have not yet heard back.

Back in its heyday, Phoenix was working on a SUT, an electric sports utility truck that used a SsangYong donor vehicle.
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Phoenix Motorcars Announces Launch of Its New Electric Vehicle Platform and All-Electric Shuttle Bus

14-passenger, all-electric vehicle and platform to target US and international commercial fleet markets

Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

Phoenix Cars LLC., a leading developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, today announced the introduction of its modular, electric vehicle (EV) platform and it's all new 14-passenger, all-electric shuttle bus focused on the US and international markets.

"Phoenix Cars LLC. worked very closely with its key technology partners to develop a compact and modular EV platform, which can be integrated into a diverse range of vehicle applications," said Steven Davis, president, Phoenix Cars LLC. "The first Phoenix Cars product to utilize this platform is an all-electric shuttle bus that was designed expressly for use by commercial fleets. Our electric shuttle bus offers fleet owners an outstanding value proposition, because our shuttle costs significantly less to maintain and operate than traditional gas or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles."

The electric shuttle bus is powered by Phoenix' new EV platform, which includes a proprietary vehicle controller, Remy™ permanent magnet traction motor, Sevcon™ motor inverter, and a Coslight™ lithium-ion battery pack and battery management system.

"The Phoenix Motorcars electric shuttle bus is our newest product offering, and the flexibility of our new EV platform opens up the possibility to launch additional medium-duty vehicle configurations or retrofits that not only enhance the sustainability of a vehicle fleet, but also enhance their cost-effectiveness," said Davis.

About Phoenix Cars LLC

Based in Ontario, California, Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars is a leading developer of zero emission, all-electric vehicles (EV), focused on the deployment of light and medium duty EV's into the fleet and transit markets. The Company was founded in 2003 and became 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 http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com

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.