Steve Burns has a big vision: he wants all of our mail and packages to be delivered by electric trucks with drone capabilities. As co-founder and CEO of Workhorse Group Inc., he’s well on the road to bringing his vision to life, and because of the FAA’s current “line of sight” requirement for using drones, his company could be the first actually delivering packages by air.
A lifelong innovator, Burns previously founded technology companies developing mobile photo and video sharing, speech recognition software, and more. In 2007, he helped create Workhorse (then known as AMP Electric Vehicles), as a developmental-stage vehicle electrification company. Initially they experimented with adding battery-electric power to two-seat roadsters. By 2010, he’d pivoted away from passenger vehicles and began focusing on electrifying commercial vehicles. AMP acquired the Workhorse brand (WKHS) and their assembly plant in Indiana in March 2013. They formally changed the company name to Workhorse in April 2015.