PG&E Adds Four Phoenix Electric SUTs to Fleet
27 February 2007
PG&E will test the Phoenix Motorcars SUTs in its daily operations across its 70,000 square mile service area in central and northern California.
By adding the Phoenix Motorcars SUTs to our leading clean fuel fleet, we are taking an important step in developing a proven and necessary electric vehicle market. Electric vehicles provide a practical solution to help us reduce our dependency on petroleum-based fuels, keep California's air clean, and meet the challenges associated with climate change.—Bob Howard, PG&E vice president of gas transmission and distribution
The SUT has a driving range of 130 miles, can be recharged in 10 minutes and easily cruises at freeway speeds while carrying five passengers and a full payload. It is powered by UQM Technologies’ propulsion system, utilizes Boshart Engineering homologation process and is equipped with a 35 kWh Altairnano NanoSafe lithium-ion battery pack.
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