Phoenix Motorcars LLC., a manufacturer of electric vehicles for the fleet market, continues its rapid growth by accepting an order for 50 of its Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle (ZEUS) buses from WallyPark, Joe’s Airport Parking and Joe’s Auto Parks, all subsidiaries of the L&R Group of Companies and leaders in the airport shuttle bus industry.
The 14-passenger fully electric buses will be used to service airport parking at Los Angeles International, San Diego International, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, three of the nation’s busiest hubs.
Each of the buses is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60 tons of carbon dioxide per year as compared with a conventional diesel shuttle, Phoenix says. All 50 buses will have fast-charging capability, which allows full charging to take place in less than than three hours.
In addition, the vehicles “we provide our clients with sizable savings in fueling and maintenance costs, making us a great solution for our customers,” said Phoenix president Steven Davis. “Phoenix is excited to partner with L&R on electrifying over 50 buses across the US, a significant commitment to cleaning the air around our airports. L&R is a forward thinking company that’s making a difference in the Airport and parking industry.”
WallyPark/Joe’s offer premier airport parking facilities in major metropolitan areas across the nation (including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Diego and Seattle). WallyPark features valet and self-parking, shuttle service, and valet express check-in/check-out services, as well as car care services that include auto washing/detailing, window tinting, and oil changes at select locations. Joe’s Auto Parks, growing rapidly throughout the USA, is one of Los Angeles’ largest parking operations with more than 85 downtown locations.
“We are pleased to partner with Phoenix Motorcars as we look to revolutionize and electrify our Fleet of buses,” said L & R’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Montgomery.
Phoenix Motorcars is focused on commercial and government fleet customers. Fleets are the ideal customers for EVs, due to their vehicle usage patterns, centralized operation and high fuel consumption. In addition to the environmentally friendly aspects of EVs, they offer significant cost benefits over the total life of the vehicle.