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Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Principles

Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Principles
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Principles SUMMARY OF BUSINESS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES
Nature of operations and basis of presentation
Workhorse Group Inc. (“Workhorse”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector. As an American manufacturer, we create all-electric delivery trucks and drone systems, including the technology that optimizes the way these mechanisms operate. We are last-mile delivery’s first purpose-built electric mobility solution and we are currently focused on our core competency of bringing the C-Series electric delivery trucks to market and fulfilling our existing backlog of orders. The consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles “GAAP”).
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
In the opinion of Management, the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include all adjustments that are necessary for the fair presentation of Workhorse’s financial conditions, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. Such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. The results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented may not necessarily be indicative of full-year results. Reference should be made to the financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Principles of consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Certain reclassifications were made to the prior year condensed consolidated financial statements to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported results of operations or stockholders' equity.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
In December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) was reported. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On February 28, 2020, the WHO raised its assessment of the COVID-19 threat from high to very high at a global level due to the continued increase in the number of cases and affected countries, and on March 11, 2020, the WHO characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.
As of March 31, 2021, our locations and primary suppliers continue to operate. The number of COVID-19 cases amongst our employees decreased significantly during the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, there has been a trend in many parts of the world of increasing availability and administration of vaccine against COVID-19, as well as an easing of restrictions on social, business, travel and government activities and functions. However, infection rates and regulation continue to fluctuate and there continue to be global impacts resulting from the pandemic, including increases in costs for logistics and supply chains, port congestion, supplier delays and a shortfall of microchip supply. Although the internal outbreak has been addressed, we are continuing to work through supplier constraints caused as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the microchip shortage. For further discussion of the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, see “Part I – Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.