VIA Motors President, Alan Perriton announced today that the world’s first extended range electric cargo van by VIA Motors, has successfully passed all crash testing required prior to mass production.
“We were very pleased with the results of the crash testing of our electric cargo van. The engineering work done to integrate the VIA’s electric technology has been exceptional and the vehicles have exceeded our expectations in all tests that were performed. We are now moving on to complete certification and begin mass production,” said Alan Perriton, president of VIA Motors.
VIA works closely with automakers to provide an electric power train upgrade to full size vehicles like the pick-up truck, cargo van and the SUV to achieve up to 100 mpg on average.
VIA starts with a production vehicle that has already passed all crash and safety tests, but then integrates its electric power train components including a lithium ion battery pack and electric motors. VIA then re-certifies and crash tests each vehicle model with the new components and sells the electrified models under the VIA brand name.
About VIA Motors
VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. VIA employs a streamlined second stage manufacturing process to integrate its proprietary V-DRIVE power train into new OEM vehicles, then sells directly to fleets under the VTRUX brand name. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving. More information on VIA Motors may be found at: VIAmotors.com. To see a video with Bob Lutz go to VIAmotors.com/news/press-releases/erev/. To estimate operational savings using an online calculator go to VIAmotors.com/news/fleet_calculator.