November 24, 2020
SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 24, 2020 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd., (NASDAQ:SPI) (the “Company”), a global renewable energy company and provider of photovoltaic (PV) and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced Phoenix Motorcars, which was recently acquired by the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, EdisonFuture, delivered its second all-electric ZEUS Z-400 shuttle to the City of Santa Cruz.
The two ZEUS shuttles, built on the Ford E-450 chassis with a Starcraft Bus body by Phoenix Motorcars, will serve the Santa Cruz trolley, replacing their existing wooden trolleys and helping to promote the City’s sustainability goals. The all electric zero emission shuttle bus was funded in part by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) Clean Air Management Program and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) program.
“MBARD is proud to be working with our local municipalities like the City of Santa Cruz to help clean the air quality in our coastal communities. Through our Air Bill 2766 Funding, we have helped Santa Cruz adopt these Phoenix Motorcars ZEUS Shuttles into their fleet and look forward to future deployments,” said Alan Romero, Air Quality Planner at Monterey Bay Air Resources District.
The shuttle bus is equipped with a 105-kWh battery pack offering up to 110 mile range and can be fully charged in about three hours with a 50 kW Level III charger. Staying in harmony with the old trollies, the new electric shuttle buses from Phoenix Motorcars feature faux wooden interiors, while being equipped with 16 seats and two wheelchair accessible seats. The ZEUS shuttle bus, as compared to its equivalent fossil fueled alternatives, will reduce atmospheric emissions by ~61 tons annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75% and fuel costs by 80%.
“We are thrilled to be receiving our two electric shuttles from Phoenix Motorcars. They will replace the old trolleys and we are certain customers will love the quiet, smooth and emission free ride. It has been a pleasure working with the Phoenix team,” says Amanda Rotella, Economic Development Coordinator at The City of Santa Cruz.
“Zero emission transportation is an integral part of building a sustainable future and it’s great to see the City of Santa Cruz being an early adopter. Operating the ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus from Phoenix will provide significant emission savings and cost saving opportunities to the customer. At SPI, our focus has always been sustainable development and we look forward to expanding Phoenix’s range of zero emission products to meet varied fleet requirements,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy.
Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses.
For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com
About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of photovoltaic (PV) and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
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SPI Energy Co., Ltd.