|By Marketwired .||
|May 1, 2014 11:39 AM EDT||
OREM, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Bob Lutz, father of the Chevy Volt and former Vice-Chairman of General Motors, will speak at the opening general session of the Alternative Clean Transportation Conference (ACT Expo) at the Long Beach Convention Center in California May 6, 2014.
After retiring from General Motors, Mr. Lutz now serves as Chairman of VIA Motors. VIA is an electric vehicle company that builds extended range electric versions of popular full size pick-up trucks, cargo vans and passenger vans for fleets. VIA's electric power train, called "V-Drive," allows large work vehicles to drive primarily on electricity, like the popular Chevy Volt, saving fleets millions of dollars in fuel and operating costs.
Alan Perriton, President of VIA Motors will also speak at the conference May 8th in a session focusing on the large fleets who are already leading the move to new electric work vehicles.
VIA Motors will be exhibiting several of its new extended range electric fleet vehicles including an electric cargo van, passenger van and 4WD pick-up truck, capable of averaging over 100 mpg in typical driving. Demonstration drives will be available at the show for the press and general public.
About ACT Expo
ACT Expo is the industry's largest annual gathering, bringing together more than 3,000 attendees -- fleets, technology companies, OEMs, fuel providers, infrastructure developers, and policymakers -- for an in-depth discussion on the rapidly evolving clean transportation industry.
About VIA Motors
VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. VIA employs a streamlined second stage manufacturing process to integrate its proprietary V-DRIVE power train into new OEM vehicles, then sells directly to fleets under the VTRUX brand name. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving. More information at: VIAmotors.com. Video with Bob Lutz: VIAmotors.com/erev. Online calculator to estimate savings: VIAmotors.com/payback