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VTRUX Plug-In Hybrid Truck Doubles As Emergency Power Generator

The new VTRUX plug-in hybrid truck from Via Motors seems to have a lot of upside — a large and sturdy body, good hauling power, handy 120- and 240-volt power outlets, and even the ability to function as an emergency power generator, thanks to its 300-kilowatt motor and 150-kilowatt generator.

The emergency power generator abilities were recently unveiled by VTRUX at San Francisco’s recent Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative event, sponsored by PG&E.
Via Motors plug in electric truck

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Autoblog Green has more: “The VTRUX is based on the Chevrolet Silverado and was displayed at the event alongside models such as the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and a Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in. Via first showed off its pickup (and SUV and van models with similar powertrains) at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2012, and added its heavier-duty XTRUX line earlier this year. At the time, Lutz said the beasts could achieve fuel efficiency levels of more than 100 miles per gallon.”


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