Behind the Wheel
The Workhorse Group has been making serious inroads in the local delivery truck market in the U.S. and now the company is branching out into pick-up trucks.
The company saying in a statement today that the new offering will feature an electric drive range of around 80 miles (128km) and then power will be supplied to the vehicle by way of a BMW range extender petrol engine.
To be known as the Workhorse W-15, the model is expected to be in production in 2018.
The company telling us that the electric pick-up truck represents an opportunity to bring tremendous fuel savings and emissions reduction to the streets of America without sacrificing functionality.
Additionally, the W-15 ‘s goal is to be the safest pick-up truck on the market with its large frontal crumble zone and low center of gravity.
While Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO, says the offering will also deliver a cost of ownership to fleets that can’t be beaten.
“We believe this will be the first plug-in range-extended electric pickup truck built from the ground up by an OEM in America. It’s not a conversion vehicle,”
“We feel the extended range capability from the combination of Panasonic batteries and an on-board generator, will deliver the performance that fleet managers expect from a work truck.”
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