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VIA Motors is strengthening its ranks. CEO John Weber announced earlier this week that Michael Allman, an energy industry leader, has joined VIA’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board,” said Weber. “Michael is a respected industry leader in the energy space and brings to VIA […]

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Perhaps you’ve seen VIA Motors’ extended-range electric pickups and vans that are pending launch, and today the company announced it’s debuting a shuttle version of its van. In an interview today, VIA’s Chief Marketing Officer David West said the Utah-based startup will announce the production van specially configured for airport/hotel duty at the ongoing Edison […]

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After a couple years of pilot testing and now as emissions certification are being completed, VIA Motors anticipates launching its VTRUX series hybrid vans around June and pickup trucks around this September. When – after some delays – it’s finally given the green light, the Utah-based company spun off in 2010 will begin filling multiple-unit purchase […]

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VIA has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an electric vehicle design, engineering and prototyping company. Prodigy has been under contract with VIA for an undetermined time already to prototype new vehicle models for the company’s expanding portfolio. “This acquisition expands VIA’s talent base with a dedicated, talented engineering team to focus on VIA’s product development and vehicle […]

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Bob Lutz will speak at the opening general session of the Alternative Clean Transportation Conference (ACT Expo) at the Long Beach Convention Center in California May 6, 2014. Bob Lutz is often refered to as the father of the Chevy Volt and is a former Vice-Chairman of General Motors. Mr. Lutz now serves as Chairman […]

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VIA Motors announced yesterday Bob Lutz was appointed Chairman of the Board of VIA Motors, maker of extended-range electric trucks, vans and SUVs. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, is also known as the “father of the Chevy Volt” and was already a board member of VIA Motors. “VIA is fortunate to have the […]

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Via Motors’ extended range electric passenger van made its in-service debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Via said the series hybrid provided private VIP electric shuttle van services to filmmakers and guests in association with Heretic Films. Heretic Films, founded by Burton Richie and Ben Galecki, hosted several film premiers and […]

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Sun Country Highway has entered in an agreement with VIA Motors to provide plug-in hybrid trucks and vans. VIA Motors made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show Jan. 14, saying it has received an $80 million purchase agreement from Sun Country Highway to electrify hotels and other business as part of a […]

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In a newspaper interview last week, the “father of the Chevy Volt,” Bob Lutz, said General Motors missed its original opportunity to apply the “extended-range electric” powertrain formula used by the Chevrolet Volt on a light-duty truck. GM instead has a 2-mode hybrid which has sold weakly against heavy volume of its pickups and SUVs, […]

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As VIA Motors prepares to begin production of its converted series hybrid pickups, vans and eventually SUVs utilizing GM chassis and engines, it has also introduced a solar panel to sweeten the potential value proposition. At this stage, two different pre-production configurations take the place of a traditional tonneou cover and could provide as much […]

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