Sunday August 09, 2020

Workhorse unveils new electric van

Workhorse C1000 electric van
Workhorse C1000 electric van

The Workhorse Group, an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector, will present its latest vehicle next month.

The new C650 all-electric step van will be presented at the NTEA Work Truck Show from March 4-6, 2020, in Indianapolis.

Workhorse claimed that the C650 and C1000 step vans will set a new standard in design and efficiency for the last-mile delivery segment with the 650 cubic foot and 1000 cubic foot vehicles both weighing approximately 12,500 lbs. when fully loaded.

CEO Duane Hughes commented: "A combination of lightweight design, modular battery pack, and a 4-wheel independent suspension system with rear air shocks makes our new C650 unlike any electric vehicle on the market."

Through a lightweight, composite, monocoque construction method, Workhorse has significantly decreased their vehicles' curb weights when compared to legacy company models, while still providing the same cargo volume capacity.

Workhorse C Series vehicles are powered by a modular battery pack system, which provides between 35 kilowatt hours (kWh) when equipped with two battery packs and 70 kWh in its standard four pack configuration, empowering customers to choose the right energy requirement for specific duty cycles.

Depending on the size of battery pack installation, range is expected to be between 100 and 150 miles on a single charge, while achieving approximately 53 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Workhorse also currently has the only patent approved for a delivery-truck-mounted drone system, which has been shown to further increase last mile efficiency.


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