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From Deal to Dominance: Phoenix Motor’s Acquisition of Proterra Redefines EV Landscape

GCTV host Donna Yang dialogues with the Phoenix Motor CEO Denton Peng


May 10, 2024, NEW YORK –, Phoenix Motor Inc. a leading manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, convened its first Analyst and Investor Day in the lush spring backdrop of Greenville, South Carolina. This landmark event highlighted the company’s recent strategic acquisition and provided a comprehensive look into its future ambitions.

The day began with an exclusive tour, led by CEO Denton Peng, of Phoenix Motor’s factory and operations. Known for his pivotal role in renewable energies and photovoltaic technology, Peng has steered the company to the forefront of the electric vehicle market. During the event, he also discussed Phoenix Motor’s acquisition of Proterra’s Transit Business from Proterra Inc., the largest electric bus manufacturer in the U.S. The move not only enhances Phoenix Motor’s product line but also cements its status as a leader in the commercial electric vehicle sector.

Peng, in an exclusive interview with GCTV host Donna Yang, detailed the strategic merits of the acquisition, including technological innovation, brand enhancement, and market expansion opportunities. He highlighted how Phoenix Motor is poised to leverage these advantages amid increasing regulatory support for electrification and a surge in investment in electric infrastructure.

The company’s executive team, including the Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, further provided insights into Phoenix Motor’s competitive position, financial outlook, and growth potential. They discussed the integration challenges and operational strategies that will define Phoenix Motor’s path forward in a rapidly evolving market.

Key drivers of growth include increased policy support, the electrification of public transportation fleets, stringent regulations, advancements in battery pack technology and electric powertrains, and accelerated investments in charging infrastructure. By capitalizing on the growing demand for electric vehicles driven by policy incentives, government funding, and regulations, Phoenix Motor is well-prepared to leverage its proprietary technology and knowledge, industry-leading experience, and strong relationships with dealers to achieve significant growth in the coming years.

The event also included discussions with Greenville’s mayor, who spoke about the city’s business-friendly environment and its role in supporting innovative companies like Phoenix Motor.

Attendees left with a deep understanding of Phoenix Motor’s mission, product strategy, and market dynamics. The day underscored Phoenix Motor’s readiness to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles, fueled by policy incentives and government funding.

Since its NASDAQ listing on June 8, 2022, Phoenix Motor has established itself as a significant player in the industry, with a solid track record in producing electric drivetrains and a diverse array of medium-sized electric buses, trucks, and school buses. Its primary clientele includes federal, state, and municipal governments, as well as schools and airport and port authorities, positioning it well to navigate and grow in the commercial electric vehicle market.

The gathering not only solidified market confidence but also showcased the broad market prospects under Peng’s leadership, who was recognized by Fortune magazine in 2009 as one of the 30 most influential young leaders worldwide.

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor, a pioneer in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, designs, builds, and integrates electric drive systems and manufactures heavy duty transit buses and medium and light duty commercial EVs. Phoenix operates two primary brands, Phoenix, which is focused on commercial products including heavy and medium duty EVs (transit buses, shuttle buses, school buses and delivery trucks, among others) 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: www.phoenixmotorcars.com.

About GCTV

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