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July 16, 2012 14:28 ET

Jay Leno Features Bob Lutz and the World's First Extended Range Electric Truck by VIA Motors on "Leno's Garage"

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Jay Leno invited Bob Lutz to tape a segment for "Leno's Garage" featuring VIA's new extended range electric pick up truck and SUV and to tour Jay Leno's collection of automobiles, including some of the first electric vehicles built over 100 years ago and still running. The video segment was released today on Leno's Garage website.

"Leno's Garage" is a video series hosted weekly by Jay Leno and features cars and car technology from old to new, uniquely American and some quite revolutionary. In addition to an interview segment in Leno's garage, Jay and Bob went for an historic test drive together in VIA's 100 mpg, four wheel drive, extended range electric truck.

"I am very excited about this... fantastic vehicle," said Leno after his test drive with Bob Lutz in the electric pick-up truck by VIA Motors. "If we want to continue to drive the cars we like, this is the stuff we are going to have to be using every day... this is the future," Leno concluded. 

During the visit, Leno and Lutz walked through Jay's unique collection and talked about their favorite automobiles from America's golden era, noticing that Bob has been responsible for many cars in Jay's collection, including the Dodge Viper, the Camaro, and the new Chevy Volt.

"Jay is a true car guy and a real Volt fan; he understands the impact this kind of vehicle will have on the industry, having driven over 18,000 miles on just 12 gallons of gas in his own Volt, getting over a thousand mpg like me and many other Volt owners," said Lutz. "The electric VTRUX by VIA will deliver the same kind of fuel economy improvements but in full size vehicles like the pick up & SUV, and with more power," Lutz emphasized.

The video segment can be found at Leno's website with additional photos and information. YouTube video The video segment is also featured Leno's Garage YouTube Channel.

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 on VIA Motors may be found at:  To see a video on VTRUX with Bob Lutz go to

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