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A Fēnix Powered Fleet?

A Fēnix Powered Fleet?

We're really excited by the response we've had over this holiday weekend, and while there are still several hours left for the current pricing, we gained 40 new Leaf reservations! That's a 10% gain in reservations in less than 5 days, absolutely amazing! In all this excitement and looking through our new customer reservations, we noticed something: One of our customers who already had a couple of previous reservations came in yesterday and reserved TEN MORE! While I can't share the business name or what they're doing just yet, this customer has reserved a total of 15 of our Nissan…
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400!!

400!!

Actually, as of the writing of this post, we're at 402, and this is huge! Both for us and for our ability to raise capital to deliver on our commitment to all of you, our customers. When we started going after funding several years ago, we were told we needed to prove the market demand or no one would invest or lend us even a dime. So our goal for 2019 was to do exactly that, show proof that all of our research was right. One investor that has been a mentor of mine going on four years now gave…
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Bollinger’s Prototypes

Bollinger’s Prototypes

Another thing we saw at the Los Angeles Auto show was Bollinger's latest prototypes. At their booth, they had both the pickup and the SUV versions. We got a good look at the interior, suspension, and cooling systems, but couldn't get many good photos because the trucks were swarming with YouTube personalities all trying to film at the same time. What we did see was a nice, simple truck that's designed to be a truck. There were no fancy displays, extra features, or creature comforts. There wasn't even carpeting, so you can simply wash mud and dirt out with a…
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Black Friday Storytime?

Black Friday Storytime?

Hello again! It's John here, Founder & CEO of Fēnix. With tomorrow being December 1st, I thought I would take advantage of a quiet morning to reflect a bit on 2019, and share a bit of the vision for Fēnix Power for 2020 and well beyond. So find your comfy chair, get a fresh cup of your favorite Saturday morning beverage, for me that's a cup of medium roast with a little sugar-free vanilla creamer. I'm going to share a bit about what the near-term future looks like here in Charlotte, and then tell a story of a slightly more…
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A Quick Look at the Upcoming Mini Electric

A Quick Look at the Upcoming Mini Electric

When I was at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, I saw a few very interesting cars and a whole lot of cars that looked like clones of each other, right down to the drivetrains. While not amazing in terms of specs, the upcoming electric Mini is going to at least shake things up a bit. While it has the same classic-inspired looks as other Minis, they changed a few things. Obviously, they added an electric drivetrain and a battery pack in place of the gasoline-powered inner workings it had before, but they changed a lot of other little…
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Why North Carolina?

Why North Carolina?

After our previous post announcing our new facility, we noticed a lot of you asking the same question: "Why North Carolina?" We know that there are a lot more EV drivers in places like California, Portland, and Seattle (our founders are from Washington, originally), but there are a number of very good reasons we decided to set up shop near Charlotte, NC. The first thing that led us to North Carolina was how much friendlier it is to manufacturing and actually building things. There was a great pool of investors in that area, but most focused on software and design,…
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Big Savings Ends Monday

Big Savings Ends Monday

We've decided to extend our current 80% discount for the total installation costs for customers reserving through the holiday weekend! We had originally intended to reduce the discount to 50% once we had passed 400 reservations, but we were on track to break the 400 reservation barrier before the weekend was out! So just in case you had Fēnix Power on your shopping list this weekend, we're extending it through "Cyber Monday"! Find out more about what this discount is and when it ends HERE. Or just jump right to our reservations page to get in before other holiday shoppers…
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Introducing Our LEAF Test Fleet

Introducing Our LEAF Test Fleet

In a recent post, we gave you a quick peek at our new facility. Yes, we know there are a lot of questions people have about the facility, and we are listening! Soon, we will have posts with answers to most of these questions. Before we do that, though, we wanted to give a peek at our growing fleet of LEAF vehicles. Our goal is to have a LEAF for every major change made, which means we need most model years on hand. That way, we can test every year to make sure all of our customers get what they…
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How Far Batteries Have Come

How Far Batteries Have Come

Fenix is working to help solve big problems for many EV owners with aging batteries, and it's easy to get caught up in that. What's harder to see at times is just how far EV battery technology has come in just a few years. Taking a vehicle from a few years ago and adding today's battery technology can make a huge difference! One thing I saw at the Ford Mustang Mach-E unveiling really drives this home. On the bottom is Ford's first generation hybrid battery pack from a 2005 Escape (made in 2004). The pack is huge, heavy, and hard…
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Fenix Power Moving Into New Facility

Fenix Power Moving Into New Facility

Before showing off our new facility, the Fenix team wants to thank our loyal customers for their patience and faith in us so far. We know that there have been a number of skeptics on social media, and one of the big questions we keep getting is, "Where are you going to do everything you're promising?" After working with our reservation customers, our investors, and our team, we've got the funding and plan finalized, and we are ready to get this project started and on the road! After careful consideration and planning, we've finally selected and secured a space to…
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