February 8, 2015

YOUR NEXT TRUCK WILL BE A VOLT:

The Chevy Volt As A Pickup: Via Motors President Talks Origins Of Plug-in Hybrid Truck (Brooke Crothers, 2/08/15, Forbes)

Orem, Utah-based Via Motors' "electrified" 4WD Chevy Silverado entered commercial production last month.  That's a first for the company -- founded in 2010 -- that retrofits GM pickups and vans and turns them into $85,000-plus plug-in hybrids that can also function as roving generators. [...]

"[The pickup] is the workhorse of America, this is where the most gasoline gets consumed in the vehicle sector...[Via] takes a vehicle from 12 - 15 mpg and moves it up to the range 80 - 100 mpg [in some use cases]," Perriton said, echoing Lutz's sentiment.

Posted by at February 8, 2015 6:12 PM
  

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