Phoenix Motorcars, a California based electric vehicle company, will present its newly configured Sports Utility Truck at the FedFleet 2010 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The event will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on July 13-15, 2010.
FedFleet 2010 provides a venue dedicated to commercial and government fleet operators, showcasing alternative fuel vehicle solutions ideally suited to today’s growing economic and environmental concerns. In addition to industry best practices, front line business professionals identify solutions to reduce federal fuel consumption and emissions and advance the Nation’s goals of energy independence and environmental sustainability.
The Phoenix sports utility truck (SUT), based on the SsangYong body, combines the Altairnano 35 kWh li-ion battery pack with a 100 kW peak, 55 kW continuous motor from UQM Technologies. The motor develops peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). The SUT can cruise on the freeway at up to 95 mph while carrying five passengers and a full payload.
Phoenix Motorcars offers a 70 mile range pack with deliveries later this year. An extended 100 mile range pack option will be available for delivery in 2011. Each solution is equipped with lithium batteries.
The battery can be charged using an off-board high-power 250 kW charger in less than 10 minutes to 95% SOC. Charging with the on-board 6.6 kW charger takes 5 to 6 hours. The battery has a life-span of 12 years or more.
Phoenix Motorcars will shortly begin production making initial deliveries in late 2010. Initial vehicles will be included in demonstration programs, such as those previously announced in Hawaii, and fleet operations in various locations, including California.