Phoenix for the Navy at Port Hueneme

April 21, 2015 in EVs, Fleet Order, Technology by Rich Piellisch

All-Electric ‘Zeus’ Flatbed Features Vehicle-to-Grid Capability

Phoenix Motorcars reports delivery of a V2G-capable “Zeus” battery truck to the U.S. Navy at Port Hueneme, Calif. The full-sized flatbed truck will be used as a service vehicle to transport supplies and equipment for facilities maintenance at Port Hueneme and nearby Point Mugu, Phoenix says.

Zeus stands for zero emissions utility shuttle.

The vehicle is equipped for V2G, vehicle-to-grid charging, meaning it can direct power both to and from the electric grid. Thus the truck “will serve as a low-cost mobile power source, and an outlet to increase energy security.”

ONR Funding

The project was funded by ESTEP, the Energy Systems Technology Evaluation Program in the Office of Naval Research.

The vehicle features single-charge range of about 100 miles, Phoenix says.

Phoenix recently delivered to the first of four Zeus trucks to JPL, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, also in Southern California (F&F, April 3).

Navy

Phoenix Motorcars V2G-capable battery-electric flatbed for the U.S. Navy at Port Hueneme, Calif. NavFac is the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

Source: http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/evs/2015/04/phoenix-for-the-navy-at-port-hueneme/

PHOENIX CARS TO SUPPLY ITS ELECTRIC FLATBED TRUCK TO US NAVY, ENGINEERING EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE CENTER AT PORT HUENEME, CA

ALL-ELECTRIC FLATBED TRUCK WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE VEHICLE TO GRID CHARGING (V2G) AND WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VEHICLE OPERATING COST

Ontario, CA. (Mar) – Phoenix Cars LLC., a developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, today announced the delivery of its Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle flatbed (ZEUS) to US Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, California. The fully sized electric flatbed truck will be used as a service vehicle to transport supplies and equipment for facilities maintenance around Naval Base Port Hueneme and Point Mugu.  The additional Vehicle To Grid (V2G) charging capability will provide mobile power capability available for future needs. The Phoenix ZEUS V2G truck is equipped with the capability to direct power both to and from the electric grid when it is not being driven. The Phoenix ZEUS V2G truck will serve as a low-cost mobile power source, and an outlet to increase energy security.

“Phoenix will provide the US NAVY with a low-cost mobile power source and reduce the operating cost by using an EV flatbed truck,” said Steven Davis, president, Phoenix Cars LLC. “This is a great opportunity for Phoenix and EXWC to evaluate the benefits of V2G and help push the technology forward.” The project was funded by ONR’s Energy Systems Technology Evaluation Program (ESTEP) headed up by Dr. Richard Carlin.

The electric flatbed truck is powered by the Phoenix proprietary EV platform, which can deliver 100-mile range and can complete a full charge in as little as 3 hours. The Phoenix ZEUS is California Air Resource Board (CARB) approved and eligible for California HVIP cash incentives. The Phoenix ZEUS features an industry-leading 8-year/300,000 mile battery warranty and the security of 24/7 technical support.

“We stand behind the promise of our vehicles,” said Davis. “Our goal is to build relationships with our customers that last.”

About Phoenix Cars LLC

Based in Ontario, California, Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars is a leading developer of all-electric vehicles and systems for the fleet market. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC, which is based in Dubai, UAE. For more information on Phoenix Motorcars and its technical offerings, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

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