VIA Motors, PG&E partner together for Chevy Volt work trucksNews — On April 2, 2012
VIA Motors recently claimed “first” along with the delivery of pair of the working trucks for using in California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) line up. These aren’t standard pick ups, they’re similar to Chevrolet Silverado and these automobiles through VIA built are all eREV or extended-range of electric vehicles.
Chevrolet works in a specific manner and if you are acquainted with this, then u shouldn’t have any problems in wrapping head around the way of VIA’s eREV trucks. For the first 40 miles of use, eREV truck gets motivated just by the electric motor & power through battery pack. Once all this range is depleted, 4.6-liters V-6 engine takes over, & replenishes batteries & act as 15 kilowatts generator for the electric motor. Such combination of the sources of power gives the eREV pick up 400 miles of cruising range.
“Electrifying 1 pick up truck is just like taking 2 small automobiles off of road due to reduction of consumption of gasoline & the emissions, according to the former VC or the Vice Chairman of the GMC or General Motors Corporation, and current Board Member of VIA Motors. He is self-described as father of Chevy Volt. His name is Bob Lutz and he said this at a press event which surrounded delivery of the 2 eREV automobiles for PG&E.
Averaging around 40 miles gasoline-free of driving to daily driving of about 60 miles, Lutz has said that VIA eREV trucks can average around 100 mpg or more. This is huge jump from the standard Silverado LT’s predicted 13 miles per gallon for city, which supports statement of Lutz’s that the huge trucks & SUVs are more ideally made for any electrification for to the cars like the Volt.