Remy to Supply Powertains for VIA Motors’ Extended Range Electric Trucks.
VIA offers a full lineup of extended-range electric trucks, vans and SUVs called VTRUX, each equipped with the company's eREV powertrain. The eREV powertrain enables the VTRUX to drive up to 40 miles in a full electric near zero emission mode achieving an equivalent 100 MPG.
"We are proud to enter this supply agreement with VIA. We believe integrating the Remy HVH motor into the VIA eREV powertrain will yield a system with unmatched levels of performance, durability and power density in the light duty commercial segment," said Remy's Vice President, General Manager Global Hybrid, Kevin Quinn.
"VIA plans to ramp up production significantly over the next three years to satisfy demand for clean, fuel-efficient full-size trucks and SUVs," said Kraig Higginson, CEO of VIA Motors. "We are looking forward to Remy providing a 300 kW Traction Motor and a 150 kW Generator which, when matched with our own inverter, provides a ground breaking powertrain for our vehicle."
Remy's patented HVH electric motor platform has powered over 100,000 vehicles with over 2 billion kilometers of proven reliability. The HVH 250 is in SUV's, trucks and commercial vehicles all over the world.
Remy International, of Pendleton. Indiana, is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacture of alternators, starter motors and hybrid electric motors/generators.
VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. (6/11/12)
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June 15, 2012 – Vol. 17 No.13