SOURCE: Phoenix Motorcars

March 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Phoenix Motorcars Exhibits at Alternative Fuel & Vehicles National Conference & Expo

Dan Elliott, Phoenix Motorcars' CEO, and Ed Begley Jr. Discuss Future of Electric Transportation

ONTARIO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- Phoenix Motorcars, Inc., a California-based electric vehicle company, and its partner, Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI), will showcase its five-passenger, zero-emission, all-electric sport utility truck (SUT) during the Alternative Fuel & Vehicles National Conference & Expo being held April 1-4, 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The SUT will be on display at Phoenix Motorcars' booth, 640, in the expo hall where attendees can meet and greet Ed Begley Jr., Actor/Environmental Activist. Conference attendees will also have the chance to test-drive the innovative SUT at the "Ride and Drive" activity scheduled on Sun., April 1 and Tues., April 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott.

Dan Elliott, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars, and Ed Begley Jr. will join forces and discuss "The Promise of Electric Transportation" during the Technology Showcase on Tues., April 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Booth 513 located in the expo hall. In addition, Mr. Begley will be one of the keynote speakers during the morning general session on April 3.

Phoenix's battery-electric, zero-emission SUT can travel 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 targets operators of fleet vehicles, such as public utilities, public transportation providers and delivery services. A limited number of vehicles will be available to consumers in 2007 with an expanded consumer launch scheduled for 2008. Phoenix Motorcars will also introduce an SUV model in late 2007.

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) hosts the thirteenth annual Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo. The conference will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center and the expo will be in the Anaheim Convention Center. The conference raises the topical issue of the role vehicles and fuels play in both energy security and climate change.


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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