By Pratik Sinha November 10, 2016
Workhorse unveils first plug-in electric pickup truck
Workhorse Group an original equipment manufacturer of battery electric cars announced that it has started developing an electric pickup truck. The company said that the model is built in the United States by an existing OEM. It is all set to become the first plug in electric pickup when it arrives on the market in 2018. The new W-15 Workhorse light duty platform design is actually an extension of E-Gen electric technology, which is used in medium duty Workhorse delivery trucks.
t will use Panasonic battery cells in the pickup’s floor. It will be equipped with dual motors with all-wheel drive. It will help to give the car 80 miles of electric range. Significantly, this range will increase when it will be combined with the petrol powered range extender. It will come as standard on all the cars sold. The W-15 Workhorse light duty design will provide clean, economical and powerful performance. However, it will increase the range up to 310 miles.
The Workhorse pickup with range topping Tesla models will feature an electric motor one at the rear and another at the front. It offers excellent versatility and traction. The Workhorse said that the pickup will be underpinned by stainless steel high strength frame and lightweight composite body panels. With the large pickup bed the vehicle will also have a small compartment complete with low and high voltage power outlets. Still now the company didn’t reveal that when it will begin to test the pickup and when the vehicle will be revealed in full.
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