Headquartered in Ontario, California, approximately 45 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Phoenix is strategically located for US manufacturing and distribution. Phoenix Motorcars is focused on commercial and government fleet customers. Fleets are the ideal customers for EVs, due to their vehicle usage patterns, centralized operation and high fuel consumption. In addition to the environmentally friendly aspects of EVs, they offer significant cost benefits over the total life of the vehicle.

Originally founded in 2002, its Series A investors included Al Yousuf LLC (AYL), Quercus Trust and AES Corp. The Company now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AYL. AYL is a privately held company based in Dubai, UAE. It operates in a number of industries.



Since 2002, Phoenix Motorcars has been a leader in developing light and medium duty electric vehicles for the service and government fleet markets.    In that time the company has been recognized by numerous publications and government officials as a role model for innovation and product execution.  Now as Phoenix prepares to write the next chapter in its history, the company remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation

Meet the team

Emad Fakhoury
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)

A multi-disciplined, effectual, and seasoned leader with a proven record of achievement in national and international markets. With more than 35 years of demonstrated expertise in achievements of business objectives, creative thinker with proven success in driving business development initiatives. With extensive experience in new business ventures, P&L management, strategic planning and partnership formation.

A graduate in Electrical and electronics engineering from The university of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), UK.
Prior positions held:
· COO- Al Yousuf Group of companies.
· CEO-Barrari Forest Management.
· Managing Director-Emirates Associated Group.
· Partner/Managing Director-Safeer Integrated Systems.

JP Aguirre
VP, Engineering & Production Operations

 Mr. Aguirre is a driver of Engineering excellence, product innovation, and performance optimization with 25 years of experience. He has a proven track record from leading automotive suppliers such as: Delphi Automotive and CEBI International.  Mr. Aguirre’s focus is on launching new products while optimizing effectiveness and efficiency.  Multi-lingual (English, French, Spanish) leader applying Knowledge Based Engineering principles to deliver high-quality solutions while generating sustainable customer relationships.

Mr. Aguirre holds a Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering, INSA Lyon (France) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Wendell Daniel
Acting CFO

 Mr. Daniel comes to Phoenix Cars with over 25 years’ experience in accounting and auditing derived from public accounting and industry experiences.

He specializes in working with both private and SEC registered companies and has significant experience in strategic planning and stock offerings including registration statements and audit committee education programs. Mr. Daniel has served banks and other financial institutions around the world, and he is a frequent speaker on banking and other financial services topics. He is a former Audit Partner with a large California based CPA firm, where he led the bank audit and consulting practice. Mr. Daniel started his professional career with a Fortune 500 retailer, quickly rising through the management ranks as the company experienced exponential growth over his ten year tenure. He attended Auburn University and has an accounting degree from Valdosta State University.


Al Yousuf LLC – AYL is a privately held company based in Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1953, based on the successful sale of a shipment of rice husks from India, the Al Yousuf Group has now grown into a multi-million dollar conglomerate.

With operations ranging from motor vehicles and real estate development, to home electronics and computer operating systems, Al Yousuf’s manufacturing base covers the production of a wide range of fibreglass (FRP) boats as well as bitumen-based membranes for use in construction.

Over the decades, Al Yousuf has developed powerful partnerships with some of the world’s greatest brand names and principals based in East Asia, Europe and the US, and many of these have grown into extraordinarily long-term relationships.

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