Phoenix Motorcars announced today that it remains focused on the fleet market, and following the installation and testing of the first Altairnano (NASDAQ: ALTI - News) NanoSafe(TM) batteries last week, the first sports utility truck (SUT) is now ready for prospective customer demonstrations.
In the week of Dec. 11 the vehicle will be taken to 3 fleet buyer sites for the first ride-in demonstrations.
"We anticipate that following these demonstrations we will receive evaluation orders for vehicles prior to our SUTs being included as standard vehicles in fleets," says Phoenix Motorcar CEO Daniel J. Elliott.
With over 200,000 fleet vehicles in California alone the market opportunity is huge and fleet operators are seeking freeway capable zero emission vehicles. Today the Phoenix SUT is the only viable all electric vehicle to meet all the specifications of State of California CARB Type III ZEV.
By focusing on fleet operators Phoenix can achieve rapid time to market while maintaining a reasonable cost structure because the vehicle requirements and finish are reasonably uniform, and fleet operators maintain their own maintenance and vehicle charging infrastructure.