Car Buzz Article – VIA Motors Gains Momentum as 3rd Player in Electric Vehicle Market
Industry veteran Bob Lutz, who joined the company last years as a spokesman, will personally unveil the new vehicles on January 14. Previous efforts suggest they will almost certainly be based on GM platforms, be powered by extended-range electric drivetrains, and fitted with Via’s signature V-Drive powertrain. “These three new offerings demonstrate VIA’s commitment to electrify the top-selling vehicles that use the most gas and can therefore benefit the most from converting to low-cost electric fuel,” said VIA’s president Alan Perriton. Via’s vehicles typically manage 40 miles in pure electric mode, and can cover 100 miles at 100 mpg in hybrid mode.
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