VIA Motors has won The Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award for its full-size extended range electric vehicle (EREV) work trucks
VIA MOTORS DRIVES AWAY WITH NTEA WORK TRUCK SHOW 2012 GREEN AWARD
The Green Award is presented to the Work Truck Show exhibitor with the product that best advances fuel utilization
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (March 28, 2012) — VIA Motors (Orem, UT) has won The Work Truck Show® 2012 Green Award for its full-size extended range electric vehicle (EREV) work trucks. VIA displayed a pick-up truck and cargo van equipped with the company’s proprietary eREV power train technology at The Work Truck Show 2012, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 6−8.
The Green Award is presented to the Work Truck Show exhibitor with the product that best advances fuel utilization. The winner is selected by a panel of trade media editors and fleet managers at the Show. There were more than 20 entries in this year’s competition.
Work trucks equipped with VIA’s eREV power train are able to drive a majority of their daily work routes emission-free and entirely on electric power. They have up to 40 miles of all-electric range using lithium ion batteries, and can drive unlimited additional miles using VIA’s onboard electric generator or “range extender.” The vehicles can be charged from a typical 110V household outlet overnight. In independent testing, VIA reports that its eREV pickup trucks have demonstrated up to 100 mpg in typical fleet driving.
“VIA is pleased to receive the 2012 Green Award and to be recognized for the significant leap ahead in fuel efficiency and emissions our eREV technology offers full-size working vehicles,” said Kraig Higginson, CEO, VIA Motors. “Working fleets can meet or exceed future CAFE standards today, and the good news is, VIA’s clean trucks actually cost less to own and operate than a conventional truck or van.”
For more information about VIA Motors and its eREV power train system, visit VIAmotors.com.
The Work Truck Show 2012, North America’s largest work truck event, was held in conjunction with the 48th Annual NTEA Convention. Produced annually by NTEA, the association for the work truck industry, the Work Truck Show showcases more than 500,000 square feet of Class 1-8 vocational trucks and equipment. The event also features more than 60 educational and technical training programs, including the Green Truck Summit, North America’s leading educational forum on high-efficiency and alternative-fuel vocational vehicles.
The Work Truck Show 2013 returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 6-8, 2013. Educational programming starts March 5. Online registration opens at NTEA.com in October. For more information, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-6832.
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,500 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.