VIA Motors, the maker of VTRUX plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles, has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an EV design, engineering and prototyping company that has been under contract with VIA to prototype new vehicle models. Prodigy founders Mark and Mike Patey will stay on under a four-year retainer and non-compete agreement with VIA.
“This acquisition expands VIA’s talent base with a dedicated, talented engineering team to focus on VIA’s product development and vehicle testing,” said VIA CEO John Weber. “Mike and Mark Patey will continue to contribute their highly respected engineering talent. This team brings VIA cutting-edge engineering solutions for our advanced electric vehicles.”
“We are inspired by VIA’s transformation of the automotive industry and proud to be part of the team,” said Prodigy co-owner Mike Patey. “We believe the merger of resources with VIA can deliver innovations and solutions making VIA’s electrified fleet vehicles the gold standard.”
The acquisition includes an exclusive license for Prodigy’s lithium-ion battery cooling technology.
Source: VIA Motors