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Phoenix Enters Hydrogen Fuel Cell Market with Acquisition of Altergy Assets

Published by Todd Bush on August 22, 2022

August 22, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq: PEV) ('Company' or 'Phoenix'), a leader in manufacturing of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, announced the acquisition of hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing assets, including an automated, robotic fuel cell assembly line, from Altergy Systems ('Altergy'). Phoenix will utilize the manufacturing facility to design and produce hydrogen fuel cells to power forklifts, hybrid buses, vans and trucks, and long-range, heavy-duty trucks.

Phoenix Motorcars CEO, Dr. Lance Zhou commented, 'We are excited to further expand our operations with our entrance into the rapidly growing hydrogen fuel cell market. The acquisition of these manufacturing assets enables Phoenix to accelerate its development plans, and leverage the automated production capabilities of these facilities, as we transition to mass production of hydrogen fuel cells for the burgeoning EV market in the coming quarters. In addition, the Inflation Reduction Act, also known as the U.S. climate bill, which was signed into law this week, should provide tremendous incentives, opportunities and market stability for us to grow this important clean energy power source. We are currently integrating the acquired assets and facility into our company and look forward to providing regular updates as we achieve important milestones in the hydrogen fuel cell business.'

The acquired manufacturing facility, located in Folsom, CA, has the capability to produce a fuel cell every 30 seconds on its advanced, robotic fuel cell assembly line. With the ability to produce fuel cells in high volumes, using off-the-shelf materials, stamped and molded fabrication, and robotic automated assembly equipment, Phoenix Motorcars plans to raise production at the Folsom facility in the quarters ahead.

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor Inc., a pioneer in the electric vehicles ('EVs') industry, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, designs, assembles, and integrates electric drive systems and light and medium duty EVs and markets and sells electric vehicle chargers for the commercial and residential markets. Phoenix operates two primary brands, 'Phoenix Motorcars' focused on commercial products including medium duty EVs, chargers and electric forklifts, and 'EdisonFuture' which intends to offer light-duty EVs. As an EV pioneer, the Company delivered its first commercial EV in 2014 and deployed the very first zero emission airport shuttle bus at the Los Angeles International Airport ('LAX'); the LAX fleet has grown to 39 electric shuttle buses, one of the largest of its kind. Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are among customers for the Company's first-generation E Series Zeus EVs. Phoenix intends to be a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and electric vehicle technologies. For more information, please visit: www.phoenixmotorcars.com and www.edisonfuture.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. When the Company uses words such as 'may,' 'will,' 'intend,' 'should,' 'believe,' 'expect,' 'anticipate,' 'project,' 'estimate' or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are no guarantee of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following: the Company's ability to convert concept trucks and vans into production and sales; the Company's product development timeline and expected start of production; development of competitive trucks and vans manufactured and sold by the Company's competitors and major industry vehicle companies; the Company's ability to scale in a cost-effective manner; the Company's future capital requirements and sources and uses of cash; the Company's ability to obtain funding for its future operations; the Company's financial and business performance; changes in the Company's strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects and plans; the implementation, market acceptance and success of its business model; expectations regarding the Company's ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection and not infringe on the rights of others; and other risks contained in the Offering prospectus and reports filed by the Company with the SEC. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's registration statement and Offering prospectus, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

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