Phoenix Motorcars has placed a $9.25 million production order with UQM Technologies for electric propulsion systems to power Phoenix’s newly introduced all-electric Sport Utility Truck (SUT). The order also includes onboard UQM DC-to-DC converters to power the vehicle instrumentation.
The Phoenix all-electric SUT is powered by a 100 kW UQM PowerPhase 100 electric traction system which delivers peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) and operates at peak system efficiencies of more than 94%.
Phoenix began evaluating the UQM propulsion system in July 2006. (Earlier post.)
The SUT, powered by a 35 kWh NanoSafe lithium-ion battery pack from Altair Nanotechnologies, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds and has a top speed of 100 mph. Altairnano now has a 16.6% stake in Phoenix. (Earlier post.)
Deliveries of the traction motors under the order are tentatively scheduled over the next year. This order raises the Company’s current product production backlog to approximately $14 million.