• Apr 26th 2007 at 10:38AM
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Phoenix Motorcars and their motor supplier UQM Technologies have decided that they need to move beyond the pure battery only electric vehicles they are currently developing. They will be working together together to create a plug-in hybrid version of the sport utility truck that they have already shown. The drivetrain will use a series hybrid configuration with the engine being used as a range extender. The batteries will still be the AltairNano lithium titanate batteries being used in the current electric truck. Further details will be announced in the future. The sport utility truck is based on a South Korean built Ssangyong truck

[Source: Phoenix MotorCars]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I wrote in the Wired Autopia that GM is holding back America from its innovative excellence with the 85 MPG Hybrid from 1969.
      It was filtered out.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It seems that we are seeing wider horizons now.

      I would sell my stock the big 2... if I had any.

      This opens more choices. This is good for us.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So, does it still recharge in 10 minutes? And if yes, why?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Since Phoenix's boardrooms are not filled with cigar sucking fat scared old men, I wouldn't be surprised if they could produce a good quality PHEV-40 sooner than GM. I'm not quite sure if they can make them in the quantities required to make them affordable to the average driver. Let's say around $25-$30K loaded. It's a horse race!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Anybody else hear a loud crunch from Detroit?
      Sell GM and Ford stocks cause they are going in for a freefall.
      The market will catch up but not the domestic brands. They have too many ties to big oil.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw this SUT a while ago and would buy one except for th $45k price tag. At $25 - $30k I would probably buy one and that would be a $15k premium over other small trucks.

      For a range extender all you need is a generator in the bed and you would be good to go.
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