Phoenix Cars sells electric truck to California Naval base

Phoenix Cars sells electric truck to California Naval base

ZEUS flatbed able to provide grid power in case of emergency.

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April 23, 2015

Ontario, California – Phoenix Cars LLC, a developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, has delivered a Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle flatbed (ZEUS) to U.S. Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, California.

The full 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 U.S. Navy with a low-cost mobile power source and reduce the operating cost by using an EV flatbed truck," says Steven Davis, president of 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 Office of Naval Research'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.

Source: Phoenix Cars LLC