SOURCE: Phoenix Motorcars

March 09, 2007 12:07 ET

Phoenix Motorcars' All-Electric Vehicle Travels to Texas for Second Debut Party

ONTARIO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2007 -- Texas rolled out the green carpet for last night's debut party for California-based all-electric vehicle company, Phoenix Motorcars. Ed Begley Jr., Actor/Environmental Activist, and nearly 200 guests gathered at the Sam Pack Automotive Museum in Farmers Branch, Texas for the unveiling and test-driving of Phoenix Motorcars' only five-passenger, all-electric, freeway-speed sport utility truck (SUT) in America.

"Our planet faces a crisis which, collectively, we can no longer afford to ignore. The addiction we all have to fossil fuels has created a situation that must be addressed," said Daniel J. Elliott, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars. "I firmly believe that now is the right time for meaningful action. We have been working hard since 2001 to bring together the most advanced technology in the world to build the very best zero-emission, all-electric vehicle. The result is a vehicle that meets and exceeds the demands of what drivers have come to expect in a 'real car' and one that can carry a full load of passengers and payload and still easily travels at highway speeds."

Last week, Phoenix Motorcars had a debut party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Phoenix's customized red and black SUT will be on display at the Alternative Power exhibition along with a dozen other alternative fuel vehicles located on the second floor of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Phoenix Motorcars has recently received 200 fleet orders from numerous municipalities and a utility company. The company is on target to manufacture and sell 500 fleet-ready vehicles by year's end. Last month, Phoenix Motorcars announced it received a purchase order for its SUTs from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to begin delivery in June.

Phoenix's SUT is a battery-electric vehicle that eliminates noise and toxic vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution. The zero-emission SUT can easily cruise at freeway speeds while carrying five passengers and a full payload. The SUT exceeds all specifications for a Type III ZEV, having a driving range of over 100 miles, can be recharged in less than 10 minutes and has a battery pack with a life of 12 years or more. It is powered by UQM Technologies, Inc.'s (AMEX: UQM) propulsion system, utilizes Boshart Engineering's homologation process and is equipped with a non-toxic, revolutionary Altairnano NanoSafe™ (NASDAQ: ALTI) all-battery pack.


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. Phoenix Motorcars has strategic alliances with UQM Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: UQM), Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) and Boshart Engineering. For additional information, visit

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