Answers Tomorrow!

Hello fans and customers, Tomorrow is a day I have been looking forward to for quite some time. As Founder & CEO of Fēnix Power, I have invested years working to solve some of the biggest obstacles to electric vehicle adoption. While I love the growth and energy we see today in electric vehicles, I believe there is still a better way. We're all aware of just how much the battery is center to the challenges that EVs face. The cost of cells raises the price of the cars above their ICE competitors, and as all of our Leaf owning…
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All the answers you seek.

All the answers you seek.

A message from our CEO, John Bysinger: The three most common questions we get are: When are you starting customer installations?When will I get my installation?Are you going to be able to add more range?How much range can I add?My Leaf lost another bar, I'm getting nervous, are you close?When are you going to start installing in [customer home town]?Can I get into the beta testing group? I really want mine sooner! These are all great questions, and we know our answers haven't been as clear as they could be. Answers like "We're starting installs in early 2020." Or "We're…
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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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What Fēnix Power Isn’t.

What Fēnix Power Isn’t.

With our unique subscription-based service model, we get a lot of comparisons to previous Electric Vehicle ventures. The two most common are the Renault battery lease/rental and the Better Place battery swap services. Here we'll explain why the Fēnix Power model isn't like either of those battery solutions. Let's take a look at the Renault battery lease first, as it is close to, but still different from what we are doing. With the battery lease, you buy your EV, and then rent your battery from Renault. This lowers the vehicle purchase price and does separate the battery from the vehicle…
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Building a Startup

Building a Startup

Hello everyone! As the Founder of Fēnix Power, I thought I would take a moment to talk about what is going on behind the scenes here at Fēnix. I know many of you are excited about our progress, and we love sharing news with everyone, but unfortunately we can't share everything. Instead I thought I could provide some insight into what it takes to do what we're doing. A quick bit of history, it has now been 4 years since I first started building Fēnix, and 3 years since I made my first investor pitch with a business plan. I…
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Our first 100!

Our first 100!

I just want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have placed a reservation. As of today, we have 100 reservations for our LEAF solution! While our early adopter reservation discount is now gone, we're still offering an 80% reduction on installation for people placing a deposit going forward. So the first 100 are SOLD OUT, but we're still taking reservations! This is a huge milestone for us, since we're in the middle of raising funding from accredited investors, two of their biggest asks from startups like us is to first, show real customer…
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