Phoenix Cars LLC, a developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet market, announced the delivery of its Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle flatbed (ZEUS) to US Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, California.
The fully-sized electric flatbed truck will be used as a service vehicle to transport supplies and equipment for facilities maintenance around Naval Base Port Hueneme and Point Mugu. The additional Vehicle To Grid (V2G) charging capability will provide mobile power capability available for future needs.
The Phoenix ZEUS V2G truck is equipped with the capability to direct power both to and from the electric grid when it is not being driven. The Phoenix ZEUS V2G truck will serve as a low-cost mobile power source, and an outlet to increase energy security.
"Phoenix will provide the U.S. Navy with a low-cost mobile power source and reduce the operating cost by using an EV flatbed truck," said Steven Davis, president, Phoenix Cars LLC. "This is a great opportunity for Phoenix and EXWC to evaluate the benefits of V2G and help push the technology forward."
The project was funded by ONR's Energy Systems Technology Evaluation Program (ESTEP), headed up by Dr. Richard Carlin.
The electric flatbed truck is powered by the Phoenix proprietary EV platform, which can deliver
100-mile range and can complete a full charge in as little as three hours. The Phoenix ZEUS is
California Air Resource Board (CARB) approved and eligible for California HVIP cash incentives. The Phoenix ZEUS features an industry-leading 8-year/300,000 mile battery warranty and the security of 24/7 technical support.
"We stand behind the promise of our vehicles," Davis said. "Our goal is to build relationships with our customers that last."