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There's the Via Vtrux, but as far as I know that is still doing fleet sales only. It's modified from a GM truck platform by a third party with a similar concept to the Volt.
 

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I wish they would, and throw in a voltec suburban while they are at it. That's what I need.
 

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Hope this announcement by Ford gets GM to get off their butts. The Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system already exists and can be adapted for use in trucks and vans. For me, I would like to see an all new GM plug-in van to go up against the Transit, the current vans being offered by GM are really behind the times.
 

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And to think that Chrysler's Pacifica is already out there!

GM, get off your butts right now and make Voltec for trucks and SUV's!
 

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Just have to wait a few years. Ford announced a hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 pickup available by 2020.

https://electrek.co/2017/01/03/ford-new-electric-cars/
A hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 pickup available by 2020 and sold in North America and the Middle East. The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will offer powerful towing and payload capacity and operate as a mobile generator
Sounds interesting, this will be something to watch.
 

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GM spent $1B to acquire Cruze Automation and a half Billion for Lyft; how much would it take for them to acquire Via Motors? I believe the most interesting story here is the 300 AER small SUV for 2020...

I'm sure people want something good looking and reliable.
The F150 is the best selling vehicle of all time...Yet the counter argument is will the average Joe want a truck EV? The three most popular mods for truck buyers are to make it LOUDER (not quieter), give it more POWER (which pollutes more) and to increase the ground clearance (negates an EVs "smooth" ride and would reduce range)...

Hope this announcement by Ford gets GM to get off their butts. The Gen 2 Voltec propulsion system already exists and can be adapted for use in trucks and vans. For me, I would like to see an all new GM plug-in van to go up against the Transit, the current vans being offered by GM are really behind the times.
I would agree if they could affordably add the Voltec to a van it could be a game changer for fleets...The issue is affordably; Via's trucks which are only available in one trim, 4WD/crew cabs start at $65K while the van they're charging $14K more, $79K for some reason...
 

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GM spent $1B to acquire Cruze Automation and a half Billion for Lyft; how much would it take for them to acquire Via Motors? I believe the most interesting story here is the 300 AER small SUV for 2020...
VIA converts, though, not builds. There's not a lot there for a car MAKER to buy that fits into the business model. A partnership to sell them rollers, maybe.

The F150 is the best selling vehicle of all time...Yet the counter argument is will the average Joe want a truck EV? The three most popular mods for truck buyers are to make it LOUDER (not quieter), give it more POWER (which pollutes more) and to increase the ground clearance (negates an EVs "smooth" ride and would reduce range)...
"Fleets". And more sensible contractors buying work trucks. There's market there, but you're right that it's probably NOT mostly people looking for private vehicles that satisfy retro-machismo.

I would agree if they could affordably add the Voltec to a van it could be a game changer for fleets...The issue is affordably; Via's trucks which are only available in one trim, 4WD/crew cabs start at $65K while the van they're charging $14K more, $79K for some reason...
Shuttle and courtesy vehicles could cover a lot. They seldom put on more than about 200 miles per day, have distinct down-times when it'd be perfectly fine to take one of two out of service to charge, etc. But again, that's not vehicles in private hands but still represents a pretty large market. Courtesy shuttles alone is probably 20k vans a year. I can see room for a 1000 a year in "local only pickup truck rental" at Uhaul and the like.
 

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The F150 is the best selling vehicle of all time...Yet the counter argument is will the average Joe want a truck EV? The three most popular mods for truck buyers are to make it LOUDER (not quieter), give it more POWER (which pollutes more) and to increase the ground clearance (negates an EVs "smooth" ride and would reduce range)...
Put the equivalent to ludicrous mode into an electric pickup and I think truck owners would look past not making noise or installing a lift kit. They could always add external speakers and blast a space ship rocket engine noise.
 

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VIA converts, though, not builds. There's not a lot there for a car MAKER to buy that fits into the business model. A partnership to sell them rollers, maybe.



"Fleets". And more sensible contractors buying work trucks. There's market there, but you're right that it's probably NOT mostly people looking for private vehicles that satisfy retro-machismo.



Shuttle and courtesy vehicles could cover a lot. They seldom put on more than about 200 miles per day, have distinct down-times when it'd be perfectly fine to take one of two out of service to charge, etc. But again, that's not vehicles in private hands but still represents a pretty large market. Courtesy shuttles alone is probably 20k vans a year. I can see room for a 1000 a year in "local only pickup truck rental" at Uhaul and the like.
With VIA it's already done; you acquire the company, gain the intellectual property and let the talented EREV engineers improve on it and get the MSRP down drastically...Actually the Via motor vehicles are serviced at Chevy dealers so many must already know a great deal of their IP...

Put the equivalent to ludicrous mode into an electric pickup and I think truck owners would look past not making noise or installing a lift kit. They could always add external speakers and blast a space ship rocket engine noise.
The problem is affordability...Ludi Tesla cannot be had for what, under $135K? GM's best to date EV 0-60 is the Bolt at 6.5 which is far cry from breaking 3 seconds...You could buy a ICE V8 4x4 Silverado for $35K and have $100K budget to beef up the drive train and balance and blueprint a crate engine that'll set off your neighborhoods car alarms every time it's started..."More power!!! <grunt><grunt><grunt>"
 

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The problem is affordability...Ludi Tesla cannot be had for what, under $135K? GM's best to date EV 0-60 is the Bolt at 6.5 which is far cry from breaking 3 seconds...You could buy a ICE V8 4x4 Silverado for $35K and have $100K budget to beef up the drive train and balance and blueprint a crate engine that'll set off your neighborhoods car alarms every time it's started..."More power!!! <grunt><grunt><grunt>"

The ludi EV truck doesn't have to beat a tesla. It just has to beat the Raptor, the Rebel, the Rally & rally 2 and the TRD Pro.
 

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The WORKHORSE EV truck is where it's at. I e-mailed them recently about availability, but could not get anything. Perhaps you'll have better luck: http://workhorse.com/pickup/

It's a sharp rig:


 

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Man, and I thought the rear legroom was bad NOW....
Yeah, but the sky is the limit with cargo space. How many boxed copies of Photoshop do you think you can fit in the back of that truck?
 
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