PHOTO CAPTION: Via Motors Range-Extended electric pickup with SolTrux solar tonneau.

VIA Motors Introduces Its Range-Extended Electric Pickup at 2014 NAIAS

Based on the Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup, the charge-sustaining e-drive offers up to 40 miles of battery range and 400 miles of hybrid driving range.

Published: 17-Jan-2014

DETROIT — VIA Motors didn’t debut anything new at the North American International Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean the company didn’t make an impact.

The company had two displays, one outside of the show floor where a pair of full-size electric pickup trucks were on display, and another in the basement where a line of electric work vehicles were being showcased.

Canadian group announces $80 million purchase agreement of Via Motors shuttle vans.

Although the extended-range pickup debuted at the San Francisco Auto Show in December, the Detroit show is the biggest the truck will be on display.


VIA X-Truck Concept purportedly has EV-mode range of up to 35-miles

VIA's X-Truck concept pickup is powered by a 24 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack driving a 402hp e-motor, as well as a 5.3L V8 gasoline generator.

Via Motors eREV 15kW power module.

VIA Motors eREV is harbinger of how the differently the grid will be managed with the vehicles 15kW power capacity and 50kW module now in development.

Chevrolet quad-cab pickup powered by Via Motor's electric hybrid drive.

Equipped with 125kW generator, a single electric hybrid work truck could help power a neighborhood in the event of an emergency like Hurricane Sandy.


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