Bob Lutz not long ago stopped by to see Jay Leno during a comedian’s Big Dog Garage, as good as a mythological automobile senior manager has brought along his ultimate project, an extended-range VTrux electric pickup by Via Motors. The origination combines a 4.3-liter V6 with an electric engine to suggest around 50 miles of all-electric pushing as good as a full operation of 300 miles. When continuous to a 220-volt outlet, a lorry takes only 4 hours to entirely charge. What’s more, Lutz says Via Motors can implement a same driveline in full-size General Motors vans as good as models similar to a Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and, of course, a Cadillac Escalade.
Leno seems flattering taken with a last product, observant he can’t discuss it a disproportion in between a VTrux plug-in hybrid as good as a customary Silverado pickup, save for a still operation. Just similar to in a Chevrolet Volt, once a batteries go dead, a V6 underneath a metal cover takes over to spin a generator of electric energy to yield energy to assign a batteries of a electric engine once again. It sounds similar to a flattering tidy setup, yet there’s regularly a appearing subject of cost – Via Motors estimates a cost of a Silverado-based VTRUX during $79,000 – when built “in volume.” Check out a full part of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring Bob Lutz below.