ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phoenix Motor Inc. (“Company” or “Phoenix”), a leader in manufacturing all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, today announced the appointments of Dr. Frank Lee as Vice President of Engineering, and Dr. Bo Yang as Vice President of Fuel Cell Business.

In commenting on the appointments, Dr. Lance Zhou, CEO of Phoenix Motor Inc., said, “We are excited to add such experienced veterans to the team. Frank brings a wealth of knowledge of the EV development process. Bo will utilize his vast experience in fuel cells and zero-emission, heavy duty trucks and buses to develop and monetize our fuel cell assets.”

Chris Wang, CFO of Phoenix Motor, commented, “The additions of Frank and Bo will add depth to our strong management team as we execute on our global growth strategy and will help guide Phoenix’s trajectory in the rapidly-evolving zero-emission vehicle revolution.”

Dr. Frank Lee brings over 30 years of experience in vehicle development, with expertise in auto body structure, power train integration (EV, EREV, PHEV & ICE) and vehicle integration, as well as vehicle product strategy and product development systems. Dr. Lee most recently served as Vice President of Vehicle Integration at Karma Automotive, an Irvine, CA based EV manufacturer. Previously Dr. Lee has held senior leadership positions including Chief Engineer for BYD Auto, Deputy General Manager for Beiben Trucks, VP and Senior Chief Engineer for Geely Holding Group, as well as senior technique leadership positions in General Motors and Ford Motor Company. Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. In Engineering Mechanics from Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, and his MA in Mechanics and BS in Mechanics from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Bo Yang brings 21 years of experience, primarily in fuel cell power systems and zero-emission heavy duty trucks and buses. Dr. Yang most recently served as Air Resources Engineer for the California Air Resources Board, working on numerous zero-emission regulation and deployment projects. Previously, Dr. Yang spent ten years as Senior Product and Process Engineer for Altergy Systems, a fuel cell engineering and manufacturing company, in Folsom, CA. Bo’s early experience was as Research Scientist/Director at Hoku Scientific in Hawaii. Dr. Yang earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, his MS in Inorganic Materials and BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in China.

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor Inc., a pioneer in the electric vehicle (“EV”) industry, designs, builds, and integrates electric drive systems and light and medium duty EVs and sells electric forklifts and electric vehicle chargers for the commercial and residential markets. Phoenix operates two primary brands, “Phoenix Motorcars”, which is focused on commercial products including medium duty EVs (shuttle buses, school buses, municipal transit vehicles and delivery trucks, among others), electric vehicle chargers and electric forklifts, and “EdisonFuture”, which intends to offer light-duty EVs. Phoenix endeavors to be a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and electric vehicle technologies. For more information, please visit: and

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