To lure EV jobs, Michigan promoting, training workforce

By Carol Cain Free Press Business Columnist Make no bones about it, one of Michigan’s calling cards for competing for manufacturers of EVs, trucks, batteries and related businesses gearing up for the power revolution is our unique talent base, specifically automotive engineering and technology, which are darn near embedded in our region’s DNA. It’s certainly […]

VIA Motors Is On Track To Deliver

While past experience doesn’t guarantee future success, it certainly does bode well if the objective is to build a company into a major OEM capable of competing with anything and everything out there. That is no small task when one considers the ever-growing list of EV players in the marketplace. However, VIA Motors is not […]

VIA Motors secures order for 2,000 Class 3 electric chassis cabs

by Charles Morris VIA Motors is one of the most venerable names in the commercial EV space—we’ve been covering the company since its 2010 founding. The company got a lot of early press, thanks to its mediagenic chairman, the unlikely EV pioneer Bob Lutz, but later dropped off the radar. The commercial EV market has been frustratingly […]

Q&A: VIA Delivers

By Lauren Fletcher ​ VIA Motors is not the newest entry into the electric vehicle market. It has more than a decade of experience in vehicle and fleet electrification. Founded in 2010, the electric vehicle development and manufacturing company began converting General Motors vehicles into plug-in hybrids but are now introducing a portfolio of fully electric commercial […]

Driver Retention Through EVs and Ergonomics

By Bob Purcell ​During the last few years, last-mile delivery providers have seen a substantial uptick in business, as consumers have become more and more accustomed to purchasing goods online. This increased demand has put a spotlight on another issue — recruiting and retaining good drivers. ​ According to recent forecasts, the last-mile delivery market […]

Fleet Electrification 2.0 Questions Answered at NAFA I&E

By Chris Brown April 25, 2022 …I connected with the team from VIA Motors, and they took me outside to drive their electric cargo van. The drive experience was great — plenty of power with no shift lag, quiet operation, very good turning radius, ergonomically friendly, and major-OEM-rivaling fit and finish. I did have to […]

Ideanomics in Transformative Deal, to Acquire VIA Motors Valued at Up to $630MM

– VIA designs and plans to manufacture commercial electric vehicles for the global fleet market, which is experiencing significant growth in its transformation to electric propulsion – The addition of VIA Motors rounds out a full service offering for commercial fleet operators – Highly complementary products extend Ideanomics’ market reach and promote collaborative development and […]

Another Electric Truck Maker Is Going Public Through an Acquisition

     By Al Root In this Barron’s article, Root discusses the announced transaction of VIA Motors by Ideanomics. “And another electric trucking company popped up on investors’ radar Monday. VIA Motors agreed to be bought by EV conglomerate Ideanomics (ticker: IDEX) in a $600 million all-stock deal that still has to be approved by shareholders.” “But VIA has […]

VIA Motors Featured In Educational Documentary For Public Television

Orem, Utah – VIA Motors, Inc. will be featured as part of the educational public television series, In Depth, hosted by actor Laurence Fishbourne. The documentary is set to air January 25, 2021 on participating public television channels and will be rebroadcast throughout the year. In the documentary, Bob Purcell (CEO, VIA Motors) and Thierry Caussat […]