SOURCE: Phoenix Motorcars

November 02, 2007 07:00 ET

Phoenix Motorcars to Fulfill Orders With New Technology

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - Through new efficiencies provided by new motor technology and the use of composite components, Ontario-based Phoenix Motorcars announces that it is on the road to producing over 500 Phoenix Sport Utility Trucks (SUTs) featuring more compact packaging of the Altairnano (NASDAQ: ALTI) Nanosafe™ battery than originally projected.

"We are excited to provide our customers with a robust full-performance electric vehicle that truly provides a zero compromise solution to their needs," said Daniel J. Elliott, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars. "We continue to be thrilled with the Nanosafe™ battery and look forward to providing a top-notch SUT to our loyal customers."

With a peak power output of 200 kW and low manufacturing cost process, this new motor technology will allow the Phoenix SUT to achieve superior power output, a lighter overall vehicle weight and a reduced drive system size. The extensive use of composite structural and non-structural components will allow the SUT's overall weight to be reduced even further while simultaneously offering improved ground clearance.

Phoenix Motorcars has taken orders for over 500 fleet-ready vehicles for delivery beginning in early 2008 to premier fleet companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric, City of Santa Monica, County of San Bernardino, County of Orange and many others.

Phoenix's advanced battery-electric, zero-emission SUT can travel at freeway-speeds while carrying five passengers and a full payload. The vehicle exceeds all specifications for a Type III ZEV. Having a driving range of over 100 miles, it is equipped with a non-toxic, revolutionary Altairnano (NASDAQ: ALTI) Nanosafe™ lithium-titinate battery, which can be recharged in less than 10 minutes and has a battery pack with a life of greater than 250,000 miles.

About Phoenix Motorcars Inc.

Phoenix Motorcars Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Ontario, Calif., has been an industry leader in the development of battery-electric, freeway-speed vehicles since 2001. The mission of Phoenix Motorcars is to manufacture zero-emission vehicles including Sport Utility Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicles to reduce the toxic emissions from the largest contributor to air pollution, personal automobiles. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • For Phoenix Motorcars:
    Bryon Bliss
    Phone: (909) 987-0815
    E-mail: Email Contact