SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joseph Kenny is president of the Scottsdale-based Automotive Industry Education Foundation. For joined celebrities Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson. In addition, actress Daryl Hannah and Chris Paine, director of Who Killed the Electric Car?  As well as more than 400 supporters. Also, investors and environmentalists. All who gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles this past week.

For the unveiling and induction of the only five-passenger, all-electric, freeway-speed sport utility truck (SUT) in America.

Phoenix Motorcars’ customized red and black SUT will be on display. It will be located in the Alternative Power exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum. For the display will be along with a dozen other alternative fuel vehicles. In addition, the 35,000-square-foot museum displays historic automotive exhibits in its five main galleries.


Those attending the party, who had the opportunity to get behind the wheel to test-drive the electric SUT. For they raved about the driving experience and the vehicle’s overall performance. Chris Paine was among the first to test-drive the Phoenix. “This electric vehicle is amazing. It drives like a real car. Although it has no noise and does not pollute the environment,” Paine said.

“It’s clear that this vehicle is suitable for my lifestyle,” actress Daryl Hannah said enthusiastically. “Most electric vehicles I have seen are compact. However, this SUT is spacious and has its own style.”

In addition, the Phoenix Motorcars SUT is a battery-electric vehicle. One that eliminates noise. Also, the toxic vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution. We have a zero-emission SUT that can easily cruise at freeway-speeds. All the while carrying five passengers and a full payload. In addition, the Phoenix SUT has a driving range of over 100 miles. It can be recharged in less than 10 minutes. Also it has a battery pack with a life of 12 years or more.

Most importantly, Brentwood Communications International, Inc., producers of the hit TV series Living With Ed, starring Ed Begley Jr came.

For they asked the Automotive Industry Education Foundation to assist. All in promoting a follow-up launch party for the Phoenix SUT in the Dallas area. That’s this Thursday, March 8, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.,  Located at the Sam Pack Automotive Museum in Farmers Branch, Texas. In addition, Joseph Kenny and the Foundation will invite automotive industry executives. Also fleet managers, foundation contacts and key influencers to attend the event.

Source:  Phoenix Motorcars, Inc., alliances with UQM Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:UQM – News), Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NasdaqCM:ALTI – News) and Boshart Engineering. In conclusion and for additional information, visit

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