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PG&E Buys Via Motors Plug-In Pick-Ups

Each Via truck saves PG&E about $2,700 per year in fuel costs, when compared with a conventional pickup.

Published: 12-Jan-2012

Think of the pickup truck from Via Motors as an electric generator on wheels.

The truck, unveiled Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, runs on electricity. But it also can supply electricity - enough to power whole houses.

And for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., it might just be the ideal vehicle.

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