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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They had expired, but now they’re back… a 30% federal tax credit is available again in the US for EV charging equipment, and can be applied to purchases made in 2015 as well as through the end of the 2016. The DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center tracks incentives including those for electric vehicle charging infrastructure on federal, state, utility and municipal bases.
Government and utility incentives can make owning EV charging stations even more rewarding. Check out what grants, rebates and tax credits are available for purchasing and installing stations in your region by clicking the button below.
Businesses that purchase and install electric vehicle charging stations may be eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the qualifying costs, up to $30,000. The credit may be applied toward charging stations installed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Businesses with multiple sites are allowed to use the credit at each site. Permitting and inspection fees are not qualifying costs. This is a major bonus to businesses looking to upfit their location with more charging stations for their electric fleet. Please refer to the chargepoint website for more information and see if your state qualifies for this incentive.
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Additionally as they were leaving, an electric BMW needed a charge, so Mr. Kings charged the BMW also with the VIA Motors Xport Power Module and clipper creek portable charger.
VIA Motors continues to solve many of the challenges that fleet owners face today. These challenges include finding the best vehicle for their company, reducing operating expenses, and having access to parts and maintenance. VIA Motors believes they have the solution to this problem with their certified full size vans and light duty pickup truck. VIA Motors produces plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that have up to a 40-mile battery range and extended range through its on-board generator, giving the vehicle up to a 400-mile total range.
Businesses often find themselves struggling to find the right vehicle for their fleets. VIA Motors has created a solution with an efficient extended range electric vehicle for today’s fleet market. VIA Motors provides superior efficiency with 35-40 mile electric drive coupled with a low level usage of the ICS (Internal combustion engine) that sends power to the electric motor. The electric motor is always turning the wheels of the vehicle, making it much more economical than a gas model vehicle.
VIA Motors has taken their customer service a step further by launching a Mobile App that is now available on iOS and Android operating systems. VIA Motors new app allows customers to digitally access their owners manual, locate the nearest service center, and find local charging stations through their partner, PlugShare.
The former CEO Pablo Acedo and current President Alan Perriton were featured on Worldwide Business With Kathy Ireland to discuss VIA Motors, and the impact they are making in the Fleet Industry. This sponsored programming re-airs on Fox Business August 9th, 2015 at 5:30pm ET. You can also view the full interview online at Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland’s YouTube channel.
"There are times such as these where I sit back and I see the future unfolding before me. What you’re doing is absolutely incredible.”
– Kathy Ireland states
VIA believes that with their technology and business model, they can make these advancements applicable and within reach for the average business fleet owner. Customers using these vehicles will greatly increase their miles per gallon, helping to boost their savings, at the same time contributing to cleaning up the air and helping their organizations.
About Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland
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Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland airs Sunday evenings throughout North America on Fox Business Network as part of their sponsored programming lineup and to over 50 countries throughout the world on Bloomberg International as part of their sponsored programming lineup.
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