Electric Truck Maker VIA Motors Halfway Toward $10M Goal

VIA Motors Inc., a maker of electric trucks and SUVs, has raised $5.3 million of a targeted equity round of $10 million, according to an SEC filing.   The capital came from 44 investors, but none was named in the filing.

VIA, based in Orem, Utah, was launched last year by Raser Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: RZTI.OB ), a troubled energy technology company. In a press release issued last November, Raser announced that it had raised $4.5 million in financing from “a group of private investors lead by California investor Carl E. Berg to form a new electric automotive company focused initially on trucks and SUVs for fleet customers.” —Lawrence Aragon