Power Vehicle Innovation

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Industry Manufacturing
Founded 2000 (2000)
Founder(s) Ponticelli Frères
Headquarters Gretz-Armainvilliers, France
Key people Michel Bouton (CEO)
Products Trucks
Services Maintenance
Revenue €30M (2010)
Employees 140 (2010)
Parent PVI Holding
Website pvi.fr

Power Vehicle Innovation or PVI is a French truck and bus manufacturer, based in Gretz-Armainvilliers near Paris, France, specialized in electric powertrains.


PVI is a former subsidiary of Ponticelli Frères. Its current stockholders are the Marcel Dassault Industrial Group, the financial institution Centuria Capital and a business management holding company (Sovibus). PVI has been the first company in France to market Electric buses, like the Oréos 55E, which is used by the RATP on a touristic bus line in Paris, the Montmartrobus. More than half of the French electric buses in circulation in 2003 have been distributed by PVI.[1]


PVI manufactures and distributes the following electric vehicles:

Furthermore, PVI integrates electric drivelines in the Renault Maxity Electric (Renault Trucks,) a 3.5T delivery vehicle dedicated to urban environments.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (French) http://www.avem.fr/index.php?page=bus, AVEM bus page
  2. ^ http://www.renault-trucks.co.uk/news/015-maxity-electrique.html, Renault Trucks press release about the first Maxity Electric in circulation

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