Nation's First Electric Delivery Van, Developed by Workhorse, Coming to San Francisco
Vans for the pilot program, testing deliveries on live routes, will make their debut during an event at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, March 28.
CINCINNATI, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced that the company is deploying the country's first fleet of all-electric, zero-emission N-GEN cargo vans in the Bay Area, beginning next month.
In partnership with Ryder System, Inc., the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse's entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America, the all-electric N-GEN vehicles are a clean solution for last mile delivery and commercial work fleets. Ahead of their launch, Workhorse will display the N-GEN at City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00am to welcome the first van to the city.
"Rolling out this history making fleet of N-GEN vans in one of the most innovative cities in America is something myself and the entire team are extremely proud of," said Duane Hughes, Workhorse President and COO. "This deployment is the first step towards transitioning the largest growing segment in the truck business into a zero-emission stronghold."
Designed from the ground up by American original equipment manufacturer Workhorse, the cargo vans were built to be the safest, most efficient last-mile delivery and work truck system available. With ultra-low floors and a high roof design, they are built to improve worker efficiency and reduce physical stress on the knees and back, while maximizing cargo space in a small footprint. You can view a clip of the N-GEN zero-emission van in action here: https://youtu.be/ninQA5M-Xq4.
As an integrated component of Workhorse's offering, Ryder will support the electric vehicles with a combination of warranty and maintenance services as part of the Ryder SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio. Ryder offers a network of 800 maintenance facilities across North America to support the Workhorse electric vehicle fleet, maximizing uptime, lowering costs and keeping businesses moving.
The N-GEN vans feature fast charging capabilities and achieve 100 miles all electric range. Standard is all-wheel drive and superior turning radius for a light class vehicle. The built-in Workhorse Metron telematics system tracks all parameters in real time to optimize performance and efficiency. Design options will include collision avoidance system, automatic braking, lane centering warning and optional patented HorseFly unmanned package delivery drone.
About Workhorse Group Inc.
Workhorse is a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we design and build high performance battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. We also develop cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit http://www.workhorse.com/.
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SOURCE Workhorse Group Inc.
Released March 21, 2018