The Worlds First Extended-Range Electric Truck

Driving on electricity

The eREV powertrain by VIA enables larger vehicles, including vans and light trucks, to drive the first 40 miles in all-electric mode with near zero emissions, and a full range of 400 miles on a single fill-up. For most drivers, this means up to 100 mpg in typical local daily driving. It’s exciting to drive — with more low-end torque. The electric truck performs as well as or better than the comparable gas version.

Efficient use of batteries

With 75% of drivers averaging less than 40 miles a day, most electric vehicles carry extra weight in costly batteries—VIA has optimized its battery pack, carrying only what’s needed for most days. VIA’s eREV truck generates its own electricity on longer trips using the onboard range extender.

Designed for how we drive

With 40 miles of battery range, most drivers won’t burn any gas in a typical day. Driving 50 miles in a day, 40 miles on batteries and 10 miles with the help of the range extender, the typical driver would average about 100 miles per gallon in gas fuel economy. When driving beyond battery range, the VTRUX still gets significantly better fuel economy than the gas model vehicle.

Plugs in Anywhere

Plug into a standard outlet or charge in half the time with a 240 volt outlet or charging station. A full charge costs less than $2, or about 5 cents a mile. In addition, VTRUX qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit and thousands of dollars in additional clean fuel credits in several states.

Exportable power

Power where you need it—at home or the workplace. 240 volt outlets right on the rear of the truck provide easy access for work or emergency. Now you can plug your house into your truck in an emergency! The VTRUX power export module option provides 14.4 kW at 60 amps of onboard mobile power. A utility grade output module is planned for the future and will be designed to provide 50 kW of mobile emergency power to keep critical facilities online.

Unlimited Range

Say good-bye to range anxiety, this is an electric vehicle with unlimited range. VIA’s new eREV trucks drive up to 40 miles on batteries then continue up to 400 miles or more on longer trips. It generates its own electricity using a fuel-efficient onboard generator or “range extender.”

The New eREV Powertrain from VIA Motors

Specifications eREV Truck
All Electric Range Up to 40 miles
Extended Range 400 miles
Drive 4WD
Traction Motor Torque 380 Nm peak 210 Nm continuous
Generator Power 150 kW peak 100 kW continuous
Power Export Inverter Up to 14.4 kW @ 60 amps
Power Export Voltage 2 x 240 VAC 60 Hz
Charge Input 120 or 240 V
Lithium Ion Batteries 23 kWh
Battery Voltage 380 Volt
Chassis 1/2 Ton
Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWR) 7,500 lbs
Payload Capacity 1,000 lbs
Gas Fuel Economy
Miles Driven per Year 12,000 15,000 20,000 35,000
Miles Driven per Day 40 60 70 100
Gas Fuel Economy Battery Only 120 mpg 84 mpg 30 mpg