SOURCE: Phoenix Motorcars

February 01, 2007 09:00 ET

Phoenix Motorcars to Exhibit All-Electric SUT at Faster Freight - Cleaner Air Conference and Expo

ONTARIO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of battery-electric, freeway-speed fleet vehicles, will showcase a new zero-emission, all-electric, sport utility truck (SUT) during the Faster Freight - Cleaner Air Conference and Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2007.

The green SUT is an economical and energy-efficient solution to improve operations and will be on display at booth 313 in the exhibit hall. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to test-drive the innovative SUT at the "Ride and Drive" activity scheduled on Wed., Feb. 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. located at the main entrance of the Long Beach Convention Center.

Phoenix Motorcars is an early leader in the mass production of full-function, green electric trucks and SUVs for commercial fleet use. To eliminate noise and toxic vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution, the Phoenix Motorcars SUT is powered by the revolutionary Altairnano NanoSafe™ (NASDAQ: ALTI) battery pack, a non-toxic, all-battery solution.

The Phoenix Motorcars SUT can cruise on the freeway at up to 95 m.p.h. while carrying five passengers and a full payload. The SUT exceeds all specifications for a Type III ZEV, having a driving range of 130 miles; it can be recharged in less than 10 minutes, and the battery pack has a life of 12 years or more.

Phoenix Motorcars targets operators of fleet vehicles, such as public utilities, public transportation providers and delivery services. This market presents a significant opportunity as there are more than 200,000 fleet vehicles in the state of California alone, with an increasing number of fleet operators now seeking freeway-capable, zero-emission, all-electric vehicles. A limited number of vehicles will be available to consumers in 2007 with an expanded consumer launch scheduled for 2008. Phoenix Motorcars will introduce an SUV model in late 2007.

For more information about Phoenix Motorcars, visit For information about the Faster Freight - Clean Air Conference and Expo, visit


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 additional information, visit

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    Wilkin Guge Marketing
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    Phoenix Motorcars
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