Via Motors To Debut Three EVs at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • Via Motors Pickup - Front 3/4

    Via Motors Pickup - Front 3/4

    Earlier this year, Via introduced an extended range electric or eREV pickup truck and cargo van that will begin production in 2013 for fleet sales. | December 26, 2012

2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Via Motors will unveil three electric vehicles at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
  • They include a four-wheel-drive pickup truck with an 800-horespower option called the X-Truck.
  • Via Motors is a conversion specialist, building electric versions of popular vehicles.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Via Motors will unveil three electric vehicles at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

They include a four-wheel-drive pickup truck with an 800-horespower option called the X-Truck. The other vehicles include a "luxury class 4WD SUV and the first-ever extended range electric 12-passenger van," said Via Motors in a statement.

The three Via Motors vehicles at the Detroit auto show are expected to be based on GM platforms.

"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 Alan Perriton, Via Motors president, in a statement.

Via Motors is a conversion specialist, building electric versions of popular vehicles. Bob Lutz, the retired General Motors executive who has been called the ultimate car guy, sits on the board of Via Motors and has become its de facto spokesman.

Earlier this year, Via introduced an extended range electric or eREV pickup truck and cargo van that will begin production in 2013 for fleet sales.

Edmunds says: Via Motors may not be a mainstream player at this point, but is certainly worth watching, especially since it has the backing of Bob Lutz.

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