Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says the W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup truck is cost effective and reliable. So far, it has hundreds of pre-orders and expects to begin production next year.
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Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says his company is concentrating on fleet sales because that’s where pre-orders come from and pre-orders unlock financing opportunities.
Workhorse unveiled its W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach on May 2. With an range of 80 miles on battery power, the all wheel drive W-15 can carry 2,200 lbs and tow a 5,000 lb trailer.
May 2 is when Workhorse will introduce its W-15 plug-in hybrid all wheel drive electric pickup truck to the public. Here are some specifications shared with us by the company.
Navigant Research says that electric truck sales will increase tenfold in ten years. Partly that surge will be caused by tougher emissions standards but partly it will be due to electric trucks providing fleet operators with a higher return on investment compared to diesel powered trucks.
Workhorse makes plug-in hybrid delivery vans for UPS. It says it will have a plug-in hybrid all wheel drive pickup truck on the market by 2018. The major manufacturers have been promising this for years but always failed to deliver.
Tom Moloughney is a big fan of the BMW i3. He says his has driven more than 56,000 miles on less than 50 gallons of gas, thanks to its onboard range extender engine.
The 2017 BMW i3 will be available with a larger 33 kWh battery for 114 miles of range. The car will still be available with the original 22 kWh battery for about $2,000 less.
BMW has been sued by someone claiming that the car is unsafe to operate on American roads during range extender operation because it cannot keep up with traffic if it encounters a hill or is fully loaded.
Thanks to a $4.5 million grant from DOE, Cummins will begin research on a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 6 trucks that cuts fuel consumption by 50%.
Nissan says it will introduce a new electric vehicle with a range extender engine in 2016. The Nissan LEAF is not a candidate for extended range technology.