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Phoenix Motorcars still not dead, will present "newly configured" electric truck at FedFleet

It's been quite a long while since we last had any real news from Phoenix Motorcars to report, but, whaddya know, we do now. The long-struggling company just posted a new press release saying it will display its "newly configured Sports Utility Truck" at the FedFleet event in Phoenix, AZ this week. Guess we have to give the company at least a little credit for following through on its April 2009 statement that, "Sebastian Blanco

SsangYong going for "radical restructuring" and "business as usual"

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Ssangyong out of money; what does it mean for Phoenix?

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Phoenix Motorcars is not dead, will bring electric vehicles to Maui (UPDATED)

Curious about what Phoenix Motorcars has been up to? Taking trips to Hawai'i, apparently. The California company behind the all-electric Phoenix SUT (above) and SUV has announced it will bring electric vehicles to Maui by next year. What's interesting is that the Hawai'i-Phoenix joint press release also talks about Phoenix building "an electric vehicle infrastructure" there. In the statement, Gov. Lingle said that th

Greg Solberg, Tesla Motors firmware engineer, on braking regen

Tesla Motors has just updated their blog, this time with a post from Greg Solberg, who is Tesla Motors Firmware Engineer. The post is all about regenerative braking. Just like most of the other posts at the Tesla Motors blog, this one is quite informative and offers us all a glimpse into just what it takes to get a vehicle from the drawing board to customer hands on the road.

So sad (and yet good): Phoenix SUT passes first round of crash tests

The good news from Phoenix Motorcars is that the company's all-electric SUT has passed the first round of crash tests. On Tuesday, at the Adelanto-based KARCO Engineering lab, the SUT completed front, oblique and offset impact crash tests.

Phoenix will bring all-electric SUT to AFVI Conference next week

We've been face to face with Ed Begley, Jr. and the Phoenix SUT/SUV at both the SEMA show and the Alt Car Expo last year. Lucky for us, we get another chance soon when the duo makes an appearance at the Alternative Fuels and Vehicles National Conference and Expo, which starts this weekend.

UQM gets $9.25 million EV propulsion system order from Phoenix Motorcars

UQM, they of the Silverado EV conversion, announced today that Phoenix Motorcars has ordered $9.25 million worth of electric propulsion systems and onboard DC-to-DC converters to be used in the Phoenix's upcoming all-electric Sport Utility Truck (SUT).