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.