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ANAHEIM, CA / February 7, 2024 / Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq:PEV) (“Company” or “Phoenix”), a leading electrification solutions provider for medium-duty vehicles, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Battery Lease portfolio for $6.5 million from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company, Inc. (collectively “Proterra”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology. In January 2024, Phoenix received the requisite approval from the U.S. bankruptcy court. This transformative acquisition added heavy-duty transit buses to Phoenix’s legacy product line of medium-duty shuttle and school buses. The completion of the last component of the purchase, the battery lease portfolio, should provide Phoenix greater financial flexibility and enable it to continue to service its customers who had leased batteries from Proterra as part of their transit bus purchase.

“Phoenix is very pleased to have completed the last piece of the Proterra Transit business acquisition. We are now a leading provider of commercial zero-emission vehicles, ranging from medium-duty shuttle and school buses to full-sized transit buses. We continue to be impressed by the quality and dedication of our new Transit team members and remain excited about this acquisition,” said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix. “We intend to continue to identify attractive opportunities and we look forward to serving our new customers and growing with them in the future.”

Phoenix looks forward to providing updates on the progress of its business as it integrates the Proterra Transit team and assets into its operations and pursues its long-term strategy to create value for all stakeholders.

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor Inc., a pioneer in the electric vehicle (“EV”) industry, designs, builds, and integrates electric drive systems and light and medium duty EVs and sells electric forklifts and electric vehicle chargers for the commercial EV market. Phoenix operates two primary brands, “Phoenix”, which is focused on commercial products including heavy and medium duty EVs (transit buses, shuttle buses, school buses and delivery trucks, among others), electric vehicle chargers and electric forklifts, and “EdisonFuture”, which intends to offer light-duty EVs. Phoenix endeavors to be a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and electric vehicle technologies. To learn more, please visit:

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Tyler Leach
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