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Phoenix Motorcars and Perrone Robotics Deliver First Cutaway Autonomous Shuttle Bus To Houston METRO

Monday, 18 December 2023 07:00 AM

Phoenix Motorcars Inc.

ANAHEIM, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 18, 2023 / Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq:PEV) ("Company" or "Phoenix"), a leading electrification solutions provider for medium-duty vehicles, today announced the successful demonstration of the nation's first autonomous cutaway shuttle bus with Houston METRO, in partnership with Perrone Robotics, STV and AECOM. This is the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the United States.

Built on Phoenix's medium-duty ZEUS electric shuttle bus, the autonomous capability is enabled by equipping the vehicle with the TONY AV from Perrone Robotics, utilizing the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) grant awarded to Houston. The autonomous bus will serve TSU and the third ward community.

"We are excited to be part of this groundbreaking project in partnership with Houston METRO and Perrone Robotics. At Phoenix, we pride ourselves in leading the charge in electrifying shuttle buses, and enabling autonomous capabilities is crucial to unlocking the benefits of electric drivetrains," said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars.

Jose Paul, Chief Revenue Officer of Phoenix added, "This is a momentous occasion for our team who have been working closely with Houston METRO from the initial conceptualization stage through completion. Autonomous capability for electric vehicles is truly at the intersection of innovation and sustainability. It's a steppingstone to introducing autonomous capabilities to our full offering of buses and trucks".

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 and residential markets. Phoenix operates two primary brands: "Phoenix Motorcars", which is focused on commercial products, including medium duty EVs (shuttle buses, school buses, municipal transit vehicles 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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Mark Hastings, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy
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SOURCE: Phoenix Motorcars Inc.

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