VIA Motors inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line this week at its new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The new facility is strategically located in a free trade zone near several major automakers and suppliers. New vehicles are transported from the General Motors production facility in Silao, to VIA’s assembly plant in nearby San Luis Potosi, where they are transformed into electric vehicles by integrating VIA’s proprietary extended range electric power train.
The facility employs a conveyor-scissor lift system that moves conventional vehicles through 8 assembly stations where technicians raise or lower the vehicle at each station to install electric and other components.
VIA’s unique assembly system will be able to output two electric vehicles per hour and 10,000 vehicles per year.—Pablo Acedo, president of VIA Motors Latin America (VMLM)
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 more than 100 mpg in typical daily driving.