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ANAHEIM, CA / May 13, 2024 / Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq:PEV), a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, and electrification solutions provider for medium-duty vehicles, announced the production launch of its first fourth-generation drivetrain for Class-4 shuttle buses & trucks. The first two units will be delivered to customers in New Jersey.

Phoenix is one of the earliest electric commercial vehicle manufacturers in the US, with over 150 fleet customers using its zero emission shuttle buses and trucks. Phoenix launched its first electric drivetrain in 2009 and sold its first Class4 EV in 2014. The fourth-generation electric drive system is designed to improve efficiency, incorporating a 650V architecture, and improves safety with battery packs located within the chassis frame-rails. The new drivetrain also offers improved charging speeds, with 20% to 80% SOC gained in 20 min with a 150kW DC charger. The new electric drivetrain system will be integrated with Class-4 cutaway chassis to offer shuttle buses, Type-A school buses, work trucks, box trucks and delivery vans.

Production ramp-up for the fourth-generation shuttle buses & trucks will commence at the Anaheim, California facility and further expand to additional locations in the East Coast, benefitting from the synergies with the transit bus production facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

“Our fourth-generation drive system is a game changer, with lower cost of acquisition for customers and improved operating efficiency. The design also focused on improving manufacturing efficiency, enabling Phoenix to scale medium-duty EV production in the coming years.” said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix Motor.

The Gen 4 powered shuttle bus will be on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (ACT Expo) in Las Vegas from May 20 – 23.

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor, a pioneer in the electric vehicle (“EV”) industry, designs, builds, and integrates electric drive systems and manufactures heavy duty transit buses and medium and light duty commercial EVs. 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) 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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