PHOENIX MOTORCARS TO DEPLOY 29 ALL ELECTRIC AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUSES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AND GRANT FUNDING SUPPORT FROM THE US EPA.
ONTARIO, CA, MAY 30TH, 2018 – Phoenix Motorcars is proud to announce that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)/Phoenix proposal has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) 2017 Targeted Airshed Grant.
Phoenix will utilize the $3.18 million grant from the U.S. EPA to replace 29 diesel and gas-fueled shuttle buses at the four major airports in Southern California (LAX, Ontario, JWA and Hollywood Burbank) with zero-emission battery-electric shuttles manufactured locally by Phoenix Motorcars.
Combined with California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, the vehicles will be provided free of cost to the fleet operators. The operators will also receive additional funding to cover part of their charging infrastructure cost.
The grant provides organizations operating regular shuttle services to the airports – including parking companies, car rental facilities, hotels and other airport fleets – the opportunity to switch to Phoenix’s Zero Emission Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) while benefitting from the lower cost of operations as compared to their existing gasoline or diesel shuttle buses.
“This win is a testament to the best-in-class products Phoenix Motorcars produces and further cements our position as a market leader in the electric shuttle bus segment. We are the leading supplier of medium duty all electric shuttle buses in the U.S. and we look forward to supporting more fleet operators in switching to zero emission transportation while also reducing their cost of operations” said Mr. Emad Fakhoury, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S. EPA and SCAQMD in supporting the adoption of zero-emission medium duty electric vehicles”.
“Our goal is to improve air quality through use of innovative solutions such as Phoenix Motorcars’ vehicles, and we want to acknowledge U.S. EPA’s support towards our goal,” said Wayne Nastri, executive officer of the SCAQMD. “We look forward to working with this local company in deploying zero emissions technology to help further reduce smog-forming emissions at the four largest airports in Southern California.”
Airport shuttle buses often run 24/7 operations and ZEUS by Phoenix Motorcars is well suited to meet the requirements of this high intensity application. The ZEUS shuttle bus can run up to 110 miles on a single charge and comes with both Level II and Level III fast charging capabilities.
About Phoenix Motorcars:
Based in Ontario, California, Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars is a leading manufacturer of all-electric vehicles and systems for the fleet market. With focus on the medium duty Class 4 segment, Phoenix Motorcars a range of trucks and buses to suit the requirements of fleet operators.
The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles,
San Bernardino and Riverside counties.