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Energy Industry Leader Michael Allman Joins VIA Motors Board of Directors

OREM, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/14 -- VIA Motors CEO John Weber announced today that Michael Allman, an Energy Industry leader, has joined the VIA Motors board of directors.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board," said Weber. "Michael is a respected industry leader in the energy space and brings to VIA vast leadership skills and experience," concluded Weber.

Prior to this appointment, Allman served as Chairman, CEO and President of Southern California Gas Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in the United States. Allman also served as President and CEO of Sempra Generation, a leading electric generation business. Previously, Allman served as Vice President, CFO and CAO of Sempra Global Operations. Allman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of OneRoof Energy, a residential solar installation company, and is a Board Member of Blue Earth, Inc., a provider of energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions.

"This is an exciting time in the energy and transportation industries. I am very pleased to join VIA's high-caliber board. I believe this is a company that will change the industry," said Allman.

Allman will chair VIA's audit committee, a role he is uniquely qualified to lead. Allman received an MBA with Finance specialization from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, and is certified in Financial Management.

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.

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