Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt (Details)

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Long-Term Debt (Details) (USD $)
Mar. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Long-term debt $ 2,775,280us-gaap_LongTermDebt $ 2,530,045us-gaap_LongTermDebt
Less current portion 2,765,280us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent 35,904us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
Long-term debt 10,000us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent 2,494,141us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
Secured debenture payable to Workhorse Custom Chassis due on March 2016 [Member]    
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Long-term debt 2,722,500us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_SecuredDebenturePayableToWorkhorseCustomChassisDueOnMarch2016Member
2,475,000us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_SecuredDebenturePayableToWorkhorseCustomChassisDueOnMarch2016Member
Notes payable to banks due on August 2015 [Member]    
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Long-term debt 2,780us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_NotesPayableToBanksDueOnAugust2015Member
4,711us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_NotesPayableToBanksDueOnAugust2015Member
Notes payable to vendor due December 2014 [Member]    
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Long-term debt    334us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_NotesPayableToVendorDueOnDecember2014Member
Notes payable to city of Loveland due on October 2016 [Member]    
Debt Instrument [Line Items]    
Long-term debt $ 50,000us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_NotesPayableToCityOfLovelandDueOnOctober2016Member
$ 50,000us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_LongtermDebtTypeAxis
= wkhs_NotesPayableToCityOfLovelandDueOnOctober2016Member