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PG&E plug-in hybrid trucks bring power to work crews, neighborhoods

Credit: viamotors.com

Credit: viamotors.com

This is a seriously smart idea. Electric-powered hybrid trucks bring power with them when there’s a power outage. The truck IS the generator.

The purpose of a utility-owned plug-in hybrid truck includes the ability to carry a crew, supplies and tools to a job-site—mostly using electric power rather than gasoline—and then for the truck itself to act as a generator to power the crew’s tools.

If the plug-in hybrid work truck’s generator can deliver 125 kilowatts, the crew could hook it to a grid segment and re-power an entire neighborhood.

VIA Motors introduces it’s game-changing full size electric vehicles at the historic Salt flats powered by new electric technology that provides up to 402 “electric horses” under the hood setting the new standard for trucks and clean transportation

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