Workhorse launches real-world testing of N-Gen all-electric delivery van
Loveland, Ohio-based Workhorse Group has deployed four units of its new lightweight all-electric delivery van, N-Gen, in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. The deployment marks the first on-the road, real-world testing of the N-Gen all-electric delivery van, which is a 5,500-pound carbon-fiber and plastic vehicle capable of carrying a load of up to one ton.
The van is equipped with a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack, and boasts a range of 100 miles on a single charge.
The move to deploy the N-Gen all-electric delivery vans on the road indicates that Workhorse -- which is mainly known in the electric-vehicle market because of its plug-in electric W-15 pickup truck -- has efforts underway to build a market for electric vans. The company plans to put 2,000 units of its all-electric vans on the road by the end of 2018.
As part of the recently-commenced real-world testing of N-Gen, the all-electric delivery van is being operated by an undisclosed package delivery company. Asserting that the N-Gen vans put on the road are not concepts but real vans, Workhorse CEO Steve Burns said that “hundreds of packages” will be delivered by the vans every day.
The deployment of N-Gen all-electric vans has been described by Workhorse President and COO Duane Hughes as a move which marks “the first step towards transitioning the largest growing segment in the truck business into a zero-emission stronghold.”
Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has recently released a new image of its forthcoming Model Y all-electric compact SUV. The image, in the form of a design sketch, was released by the automaker at its shareholder meeting held recently.
In an indication that Tesla’s Model S and Model X high-end electric luxury cars may soon be challenged by a potential competitor, Porsche has announced its first purely-electric sports car --- the ‘Taycan.’
In a recent disclosure by Nissan hinting at a high demand for its new LEAF electric vehicle (EV), the Japanese automaker has revealed that the orders for the new LEAF in Europe have reached 37,000 units.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently confirmed the timing for the launch of the electric vehicle manufacturer’s powerful new fast charger, the Supercharger V3.
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shared some interesting information about the automaker’s upcoming products last week, saying that the pickup truck is his ‘favorite next Tesla product.’ The statement was made by Musk during Te
In a move which marks a notable new milestone for The Netherlands-based electric car leasing company Mister Green EV, the company now has 1,000 units of Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) in its fleet.