Phoenix Motorcars products include electric trucks (pictured), shuttle buses, forklifts, and more.

Phoenix Motorcars products include electric trucks (pictured), shuttle buses, forklifts, and more. 

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Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, has collaborated with independent automotive design company IAT Automobile Technology.

They made an agreement with the goal of advancing the engineering and design work for Phoenix Motorcar’s fourth generation “Gen 4” electric vehicles (EVs).

This collaboration is expected to maximize cost efficiencies, speed time to market and ensure the highest quality standards during the crucial vehicle development phase.

Phoenix’s Gen 4 vehicles are expected to begin production and delivery in 2023 and will feature new options designed to increase customer satisfaction and efficiency and should result in lower price points for Phoenix customers.

The Gen 4 EVs will include features such as a fixed battery or swappable battery system, as well as the addition of eAxle technology, which will deliver higher efficiency and greater range.

Phoenix Motorcars CEO, Dr. Lance Zhou commented, “We are very excited to engage IAT during this next stage of our company’s growth, as we execute on our mission to help speed the transition to cleaner medium-duty vehicles. Our collaboration with IAT, a premier automobile R&D firm, is a key component of our “asset light” strategy and gives us confidence that our Gen 4 vehicles will be released on time, within budget and should exceed the highest of quality standards.”

Phoenix Motorcars Work Truck Offerings

Phoenix Motorcars has all electric trucks and buses available for fleets looking to switch to zero-emissions.

The ZEUS 500 truck is available with a Ford E-450 Superduty Chassis. With a top speed of 65 miles per hour, it includes customizable lithium-ion battery packs with up to 100-150 mile range.

The ZEUS 500 truck is ideal for service vehicles, utility trucks, box trucks, refrigerated trucks, animal control, and more.

Warranties include bumper to bumper, PMC battery, body structure, and PMC drive system.

Past Successes in the EV Space

Phoenix Motorcars has been around for almost two decases and its EVs have 3-million electric miles on the road.

The company has deployed its EVs in several different cities across America.

  • ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo truck was deployed to C&V Contractors in Sacramento, California.
  • Phoenix Motorcars were deployed to the Port of Oakland, one of California's largest ports.
  • City of Woodland, California, received its first of two electric service trucks.
  • The City of Woodland, California, incorporated ZEUS 500 trucks into its city utility maintenance fleet.
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