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V2G Fleet Unveiled by the U.S. Air Force

November 17, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Largest Vehicle-to-Grid Project in the Country’ Feted at Los Angeles AFB

The U.S. Air Force and California Energy Commission celebrated deployment of a long-awaited fleet of 42 mostly V2G-capable vehicles at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Friday. By letting charged EVs give electricity back to the grid when needed, vehicle-to-grid technology allows the fleet “to provide more than 700 kilowatts of power to the grid, sufficient power for more than 140 American homes,” the Air Force says, talking up V2G as a way to both save money and enhance security. updated November 18

PG&E Receives New Electrified Vehicles

December 2, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Class 8, EVI Ford F-550, and Via Motors Pickup Delivered,
West Coast Utility’s Fundamental Goal Is to Reduce Its Fuel Use

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric has taken delivery of new hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that promise to significantly reduce fleet fuel usage. The new trucks include the utility’s first Class 8 hybrid, its first Ford F-550 PHEV by Electric Vehicles International with UQM driveline, and the first production range-extended electric pickup from Via Motors.

Via Sets Plant in Potosi, Mexico

November 8, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility is Close to the General Motors Factory in Silao

Plug-in hybrid electric (range-extended battery) truck manufacturer Via Motors says it’s inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line, in a free trade zone in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, approximately 175 miles north of Mexico City.

Where Are the Via Motors Pickups?

August 5, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Change in GM Platform Forced Delay in Planned Trucks
But Plug-In Pickups Will Now Come with Smaller Engines

Via Motors is emphasizing vans instead of pickups for its mostly electric vehicles – because a change in GM’s pickup chassis has forced a major design update for the pickup product Via had intended to bring to market first.

Odyne for DoE-EPRI Plug-In Trucks

June 18, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than 120 Trucks as Part of a $45.4 Million Initiative

Wisconsin’s Odyne Systems is participating in a $45.4 million U.S. DoE ARRA-backed initiative with the Electric Power Research Institute and Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District. updated June 19

Via Unveils New Vehicles

January 15, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Launch at North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Via Motors and launch partner Pacific Gas and Electric are showing “the utility industry’s first extended-range electric sport utility vehicles and cargo vans” at the North America International Auto Show in Detroit. Both offer PG&E the potential to provide mobile, on-site power to help manage electric outages and minimize disruptions for customers, states a joint release.

Via Promises Three New Vehicles

December 21, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trio Including New Luxury SUV to Be Revealed at NAIAS

Via Motors said Thursday that chief spokesman Bob Lutz, “father of the Chevy Volt and automotive industry icon,” plans to unveil three new full-size, range-extended electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14.

Via Is Setting Up Shop in Michigan

September 24, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The Facility Is Capable of 20,000 Vehicles Per Year’

Via Motors is to announce Tuesday that it has established an assembly center for its plug-in hybrid electric trucks and vans with Concorde Manufacturing in Auburn Hills, Mich. Production is to get underway in earnest in the first quarter of 2013.

‘Beta’ Via Trucks Handed to PG&E

March 25, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Declaring a new era in transportation electrification and a “game-changing” vehicle that will save money while protecting the environment and curbing oil imports, Pacific Gas & Electric welcomed the first “beta” full-size range-extended battery electric trucks from Utah’s Via Motors (F&F Strategies, January 16) in San Francisco on March 22.

Remy Around the Show

March 9, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Remy mounted a display at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis last week, and perhaps more importantly, its motors could be seen on several vehicles at the show.

Via Motors Unveils PHEV Trucks (F&F Strategies)

January 15, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by rich  |  No Comments

Remy-Powered, Range Extended Electric Trucks
Introduced by Bob Lutz with PG&E in Detroit

“There are powerful clean electric vehicles, without range limits, that you can take anywhere you need to go,” says ex General Motors vice chair Bob Lutz.

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