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.”
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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.
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Touring the Sun Country Highway Charging Network, the race brings attention to the individuals, businesses and communities who are endorsing sustainable transportation.
E-Mazing Race (EMR) challenges EV enthusiasts to visit the most Sun Country Highway charging stations and collect the most points in a one month period. This annual rally encompasses all of North America – making connections from coast to coast, promoting eco-tourism, expanding infrastructure and raising awareness to further electric vehicle adoption. VIA Motors is proud to participate in this great event.
Orem, Utah–VIA Motors, Inc. announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued emissions certification for its full-sized Plug-In Extended Range Electric (eREV) Pickup Truck, clearing the way for the company to deliver the vehicles to its many Fleet Customers. VIA previously received similar certification from CARB (Executive Order) and EPA for its eREV Van in October of last year.
“This is an important milestone for our company and a recognition of the considerable effort put forth by the members of our team to bring this game changing technology to the market place” stated Peter Guile, CEO of VIA Motors. Guile further noted “We are especially pleased with recent test results showing significant improvements in fuel economy and emissions reductions in comparison to the base gasoline powered Truck and Van.”
VIA Motors, Inc. is the only manufacturer to have complied with both CARB and EPA requirements and receive certification for Class 1 and 2 eREV trucks and vans. The company has been developing its current generation proprietary VDRIVE power train over the past 3-4 years, and achieving certification is a major step forward for eREV technology designed specifically to meet the demands of fleet applications.
About VIA Motors
VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. VIA employs a streamlined up-fitting manufacturing process to integrate its proprietary VDRIVE™ power train into new OEM vehicles, then sells directly to fleets under the VTRUX™ brand name. VIA VTRUX delivers over 40 mile battery range on a single charge and unlimited extended range, averaging upwards of 100 mpg in typical daily driving. More information at: VIAmotors.com.
VIA Motors Extended-Range Electric Fleet Van Rolls Through E-mazing EV Race Across Canada Finish Line
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE! VIA Motors extended-range electric van rolls through the finish line in the world’s longest “E-mazing Electric Vehicle Race” across Canada. EV Sun Country Highway founder Kent Rathwell spoke with Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Mayor Basil Stewart, at conclusion of E-mazing Race in PEI. The EV race made headline FRONT PAGE news in the PEI “Journal Pioneer” Newspaper!
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- Utah state legislators spent the day getting free rides in a new line of electric vehicles. The reason why is they’re trying to determine the potential the vehicles could have in reducing emissions and cleaning up the air we breathe.
Lawmakers tested new electrified versions of the Chevy Silverado and some vans. Clean air advocates say there’s a lot of benefits.
“You have to pay more up front, but you save in your gasoline costs. Imagine going 100 miles a gallon. Huge. Especially in a truck like this where they normally get mileage in the teens,” said Cherise Udell, Founder of Moms for Clean Air.
Utah-based electric vehicle maker Via Motors is working with General Motors on the fleet.
A representative says sales are going well.
It’s going so well they currently have a backorder.
* For full story and video, please visit http://www.4utah.com/story/d/story/utah-legislators-try-out-new-electric-vehicles/13471/cPPixanj-0Sa3naXy7NHqA
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