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 special events at the festival including a special screening of the documentary, “Fed Up,” presented by executive producer and television news anchor Katie Couric, and a special premiere celebration for “Misery Loves Company” directed by Kevin Pollak, and many others.
“We were very pleased to be the first to provide electric shuttle services to our VIP guests here at Sundance,” said Burton Ritchie. “Via Motors’s clean electric vehicles echoes our strong commitment to the environment and we hope that this event will aid in their eventual adoption worldwide.”
Via added its new electrified passenger van is now available for purchase by commercial fleets and the company plans to begin delivery within the first quarter of this year.
“We have been extremely pleased with the van’s performance at the festival, running up and down the 10,000 foot mountain day in and day out with a full payload of passengers,” said John Weber, Via CEO. “The festival provides us with the perfect opportunity to let filmmakers and the media see for themselves that electric vehicles are “ready for prime time” in almost any type of duty.”