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    Official: Phoenix Motorcars working on 14-passenger electric bus
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    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 ...

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    Spyshots: Is Phoenix Motorcars still working on a plug-in hybrid?
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    Phoenix Motorcars PHEV? – Click above for image gallery
    Years ago, in 2007, Phoenix said it would build a plug-in hybrid vehicle with UQM Technologies, but with all of the trouble Phoenix has been through since then, we thought the project died out. When Phoenix rose from the ashes of ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars gives more details about new SUT, says "This road bump is behind us"
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    We got a little more information from Phoenix Motorcars today about the introduction of the company's "newly configured Sports Utility Truck" this week. As we mentioned this morning, the SUT has been a long time coming and Bryon Bliss, Phoenix Motorcars' VP of sales and marketing, said that:

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    Phoenix Motorcars still not dead, will present "newly configured" electric truck at FedFleet
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    It's been quite a long while since we last had any real news from Phoenix Motorcars to report, but, whaddya know, we do now. The long-struggling company just posted a new press release saying it will display its "newly configured Sports Utility Truck" at the FedFleet event in Phoenix, AZ this ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars still on track to release all-electric SUT in 2010?
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    Phoenix SUT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're still trying to figure out what is up with Phoenix Motorcars, but the company's website is hinting that things are going on behind the scenes. We don't remember this text on the site before:
    Phoenix Motorcars will release a consumer ...

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    Under the radar: What's up with Phoenix Motorcars and bankruptcy?
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    Remember when Phoenix Motorcars was trying to get attention for their all-electric SUT with their friend Ed Begley, Jr.? Man that was a long time ago. We haven't heard an official statement from the company since they declared "We have not abandoned the alternative fuels transportation space" back ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars: "We have not abandoned the alternative fuels transportation space."
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    Phoenix SUT - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Phoenix Motorcars has responded to our request for information about the bankruptcy filing news we heard about earlier this week.This email is written in response to questions we have received from Autoblog Green relating to our recent ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars files for Chapter 11
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    Phoenix Motorcars SUT - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Details are still very sketchy, but it appears that Phoenix Motorcars filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, April 27th. Not surprisingly, the global economic downturn is cited as one of the main reasons for the filing, but ...

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    SsangYong going for "radical restructuring" and "business as usual"
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the SsangYong Actyon
    Last April, the SsangYong's future looked bright, with new diesel hybrid technology and a 20-vehicle global line-up trumpeted loudly. Things went downhill after that, with the company going into receivership (like Chapter 11 bankruptcy) and ...

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    Sollers offers to buy Ssangyong, make models in Russia
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the SsangYong Actyon
    When SsangYong went into receivership last week, the question we naturally had was "What happens to Phoenix Motorcars now?" We still don't know for sure, but we might not need that answer right away if reports in Automotive News Europe ...

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    Ssangyong goes into receivership; Phoenix doomed?
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    Just after SAIC provided some cash to keep Ssangyong operating a while longer, the company's board decided to go ahead and file for court receivership in South Korea. Under the rules there, the court has thirty days to decide if the company has what it takes to survive as a going concern. If the ...

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    Ssangyong out of money; what does it mean for Phoenix?
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Phoenix SUT
    Earlier this month, we found out that Phoenix Motorcars was still working on its all-electric SUT, but that its use of the Altairnano lithium titinate battery is currently in question. Even before that, Phoenix announced that it would be ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars Maui deal could use up to 30 SUTs; Altairnano Lithium Titinate battery use not certain
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Phoenix SUT
    Following yesterday's announcement that Phoenix Motorcars will work with the state of Hawaii to bring electric vehicles to Maui, we contacted Bryon Bliss, VP of sales and marketing for Phoenix, to get some more information. Bliss sent an email ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars is not dead, will bring electric vehicles to Maui (UPDATED)
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    Curious about what Phoenix Motorcars has been up to? Taking trips to Hawai'i, apparently. The California company behind the all-electric Phoenix SUT (above) and SUV has announced it will bring electric vehicles to Maui by next year. What's interesting is that the Hawai'i-Phoenix joint press release ...

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    Spy Shots: Phoenix Motorcars SUV
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    Click above image to enlargeBlogger extraordinaire Mickey Kaus recently spied the above SUV innocuously parked in Santa Monica and sent us the photos, wondering if we had any clue what it is. As luck would have it, we do. The truck is a SsangYong Actyon SUV, but it's also more than that. You see ...

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    Altair names Terry Copeland as new president and CEO
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    Altairnano's interim president Terry Copeland has moved up to president and CEO, the company announced today. Copeland has been the battery company's interim leader since March, just after previous CEO Alan Gotcher resigned. Copeland has been with Altair Nanotechnologies since November 2007 (when ...

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    American electric car companies prefer Project Fastr Blastr to Project Better Place
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    Project Better Place has been making lots of headlines with their plan to create a battery swapping and charging infrastructure in different countries. At the recently held Alternative Fuels and Vehicles conference, a panel of representatives from some American electric car makers suggested they ...

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    AFVI 2008: Miles, GEM and Phoenix share EV product line-ups
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    click to enlargeThis week, at the AFVI Expo, I moderated a panel on the roll-out of electric vehicle products from Miles EV, Phoenix Motorcars and GEM. The representatives were Bryon Bliss, vice president of sales and marketing for Phoenix, Jeff Boyd, COO of Miles, and Richard Kaspar, GEM's ...

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    Altairnano still in the game for Phoenix Motorcars
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    It appears that along with re-engineering the powertrain of their upcoming electric vehicles Phoenix Motor Cars has decided to hedge their battery bet. Phoenix was the first company to commit to using Altairnano's lithium titanate batteries in an automotive applications. However Canadian battery ...

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    Phoenix Motorcars to use Electrovaya batteries?
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    In an interesting twist to the saga that is the development of the Phoenix Motorcars electric SUT & SUV program comes news that they are now partnering with a Canadian battery maker. In a press release from that company, Electrovaya says that they are now negotiating an arrangement with Phoenix ...

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