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Vision: Electrify the world’s logistics vehicles.
Our mission is to accelerate the transition to “Green Logistics Vehicles” through electrification of commercial fleets, which will reduce their operating costs, improve their environmental footprint, and ensure their continued access to major urban centers.
VIA Motors International, Inc. a technology leader of Green Logistic Vehicles, has engaged in a test and evaluation Project with EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute). The program, sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), had as its purpose the development of a path to migrate plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology to light and medium duty vehicles by demonstrating and evaluating vehicles in diverse applications and suitability for widespread commercial vehicle use.
VIA Motors deployed a total of 177 vehicles (52 3/4T Vans, 125 1/2T pickup trucks) to 47 customer test fleets in 20 different States across the country.
“A large database for analysis was established with data collected on each participant's vehicle(s) in areas related to: electric motor application, battery usage, charger functionality, motor/engine torque, export power, fuel usage, mileage, etc.” noted Mark Kosowski, Technical Executive of EPRI.
“There were more than 34,000 events and over 203,000 miles and 58,000 hours of data collected on the VIA vehicles. On 80% usage of the battery’s 23 kWh capacity, the Pickup truck delivered a combined fleet average of 36.1 miles of electric range and the Van 33 miles. Combined battery/charge sustain efficiency delivered an overall fleet 63 mpg equivalency for the truck and 51 mpg for the Van, which numbers will increase with more frequent charging and electric miles driven” confirmed Mr. Kosowski.
“The program accomplished a number of favorable results.” stated Mr. Kosowski.
The findings from the EPRI program and our ongoing interface with all of our Fleet customers has provided our VIA team with valuable feedback for improvement of the technology and application to our next generation drive systems and vehicles as VIA pursues its mission: To accelerate the transition to ‘Green Logistics Vehicles’ through electrification of commercial fleets which will reduce operating costs, improve environmental footprints, and ensure fleet continued access to major urban centers and rural routes.
VIA Motors international, inc presenting at "3rd china international commmercial vehicle summit" Shanghai China
VIA Motors International, Inc. technology leader of Green Logistic Vehicles, including extended-range electric (eREV) and all electric (EV) powertrain systems, providing clean energy solutions for vehicle classes from light duty through Class 8, will be presenting at “3rd China International Commercial Vehicle Summit, May 10th – 12th 2017 in Shanghai China.
Robert Purcell, Chief Operating Officer of VIA Motors, will present “The New World of Electric Commercial Vehicles” and moderate a panel of industry experts discussing “Trends for New Energy Commercial Vehicles, and their Influence on the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket”
“I am honored to be invited to present at the leading commercial Vehicle summit in China, alongside distinguished government and industry experts passionate about the beneficial environmental impact from electrified commercial vehicles, particularly those used in our major Cities” commented Purcell."
About: 3rd China International Commercial Vehicle Summit
May 10th – 12th 2017, Shanghai China.
Experts and Analysts to Discuss Future of Commercial Vehicle Industry.
The summit will provide a platform for attendees to familiarize themselves with the Chinese commercial vehicle industry, gathering government officials, and representatives from industry associations, and companies involved in the field. The summit is being held at The Longemont Shanghai Hotel, to register:
About VIA Motors International Inc,
VIA Motors International, Inc. develops and markets extended-range electric (eREV) and all electric (EV) powertrain systems incorporating industry leading proprietary, VIA developed vehicle software and control systems technology, which provides clean energy solutions for nearly all vehicle classes from light duty through Class 8.
VIA’s vehicle integration capability at both production facilities in Utah and Mexico provides a range of commercial vehicles to meet zero emissions requirements. VIA vehicles are marketed under the VTRUX ® brand and under the VIA powertrain systems under the V-Drive ® brand. VIA’s vehicles can also be equipped with an exclusive bi-directional Power Xport ® system, which provides up to 14.4KW of power via onboard 120 & 240-volt outlets--sufficient power for job and recreation sites, disaster relief emergencies, and backup power for homes as well as vehicle-to-grid functionality. For more information, visit www.viamotors.com
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