VIA Motors announced that its spokesperson, Bob Lutz, will unveil three new VIA Motors full size electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 14, 2013.
The extended range (eREV) electric vehicles to be unveiled include a high-performance 4WD pick-up truck with an 800 horsepower option called the “X-Truck,” a technology packed, luxury class 4WD SUV, and the first-ever extended range electric 12-passenger van, for ride-share and shuttle applications.
Earlier this year, VIA introduced its extended range electric (eREV) pick-up truck and cargo van that will begin production in 2013 for fleet sales.
“These three new offerings demonstrate VIA’s commitment to electrify the top-selling vehicles that use the most gas and can therefore benefit the most from converting to low-cost electric fuel, while at the same time, reducing more emissions to benefit the communities they serve,” said VIA’s president Alan Perriton.
VIA works with OEM partners to build electric versions of popular vehicles using VIA’s technology, enabling full-size trucks, vans & SUVs to perform the same duty as a conventional vehicle, while capturing huge operational savings that come with a combination of electric motor and gas engine propulsion.