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Phoenix Motor Appoints Dr. Lewis Liu as Chief Operating Officer

Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq:PEV), a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and electrification solutions provider for medium-duty vehicles, today announced the appointment of Dr. Lewis Liu as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Prior to his new role, Dr. Liu demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovation as the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations and SVP of Vehicle Program & Business Development at Phoenix Motor.

Dr. Liu brings to the COO position a wealth of experience from across the EV sector, having significantly contributed to Phoenix Motor’s strategic operations and business development initiatives. Before his tenure at Phoenix Motor, Dr. Liu held the position of Vice President of Business Development & Strategy, Corporate Process Executive at Karma Automotive. His foundational role at AiKar, a California-based EV technology start-up, and his strategic leadership at Faraday Future as the Head of the Global Charging Business and Head of Strategic Partnerships underscore his deep understanding of the EV landscape. Additionally, his experience as the Lead Director of the automotive practice for KPMG Advisory (China) in Beijing, China, has equipped him with a global perspective on the automotive industry. Dr. Liu played a leadership role as the General Manager, Plant Manager and Regional Supply Chain Director for a Global Fortune 500 company with footprints of five plants, four distribution centers and one R&D center.

Dr. Liu is distinguished not only by his professional achievements but also by his academic credentials. He holds a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, an MS in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Mississippi, and a BS in Computer Science from Beijing Polytechnic University. His education underpins his innovative approach to the intersection of AI technology and automotive engineering, setting a solid foundation for his leadership in the EV sector.

“Dr. Liu’s unique blend of skills and experiences in AI, automotive engineering, strategic business development, and operation management make him the ideal leader to drive our operations,” said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix Motor. “His vision aligns perfectly with our goals of increasing revenue, profitability, and pioneering next-generation engineering in the rapidly expanding commercial EV sector. We are confident that under his leadership, Phoenix Motor will continue to excel and redefine the future of electric mobility.”