Phoenix Motorcars Has Supplied its ZEUS Electric Shuttle Bus for Trials to Masdar City

Jun 08 2015, Published in Zawya

14-passenger, all-electric shuttle bus will provide clean transport and will save more than 60 tons of CO2 each year in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi – Phoenix Cars LLC Based in Ontario, California a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Yousuf LLC, based in Dubai, UAE, has supplied a Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) for testing at Masdar City. The 14-passenger, fully electric bus will be used to transport visitors and employees around Masdar City.

“We are excited to be partner with Masdar City, Phoenix strongly believes in Masdar City ‘s commitment to environmental sustainability and clean technology,” said Emad Fakhoury, COO, Phoenix Cars LLC/Al Yousuf. “In addition to minimizing CO2, Masdar City is an ideal location to showcase our zero emission technology that is available today.”

Phoenix estimates the bus will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saving more than 60 tons of CO2 annually per vehicle, versus a conventional gasoline, or diesel powered shuttle.

” Masdar City is dedicated to building the world’s most sustainable city and that mandates partnering with innovative companies to deliver solutions. That is why we are pleased to test the Phoenix all-electric shuttle for use at Masdar City. Phoenix has transformed a diesel bus into an electric bus and that is the type of innovation we use at Masdar City,” said Sultan Al Ali, head of real estate development and investment, Masdar City.

The electric shuttle is powered by the Phoenix proprietary EV platform, which can deliver 100-mile (160-km) range and can complete a full charge in as little as three hours. The Phoenix ZEUS is California Air Resource Board (CARB) approved and eligible for cash incentives in the United States. The Phoenix ZEUS features an industry-leading eight-year/300,000 mile battery warranty and the security of 24/7 technical support.

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

Phoenix ZEUS as LAX Parking Shuttle

June 5, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch

Los Angeles Airport’s First Battery Electric Shuttle Bus

Phoenix Cars says it’s provided the first all-electric shuttle bus for operation at LAX, the Los Angeles International Airport.

The Zeus vehicle – for zero emissions utility shuttle – has a single-charge range of about 100 miles and is expected to meet a two-shift day schedule, seven days a week, the company says, making for “an immediate fuel and maintenance savings” while reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than 60 tons.

The Ford E350/450-chassis bus has a Remy traction motor powered by a 105-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack, says Phoenix sales VP Mike Staran.

‘A Game-Changing Lease’

The operator is 105 Airport Parking.

“We offer a game changing lease, which offers the customer an immediate payback, as well as a guarantee on reliability,” Phoenix president Steven Davis said in the LAX announcement.

The Zeus bus, available via lease or purchase, is California Air Resource Board-approved and eligible for the agency’s HVIP cash incentives of $60,000 to $90,000.

DC fast charging is optional.

Phoenix notes that the vehicle will be shown at the IPI/International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Las Vegas June 29-July 2.

105 Airport Parking at LAX is managed by Central Parking, a unit of SP+ Parking