Workhorse Group has announced an immediate halt to all sales and deliveries of its C-1000 electric truck, citing that it found a previous report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unreliable. In addition to frozen sales, Workhorse announced it will recall 41 electric vans that have already been delivered to customers.
Workhorse Stories September 23
Workhorse Stories September 15
EV manufacturer Workhorse Group announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its legal challenge against the United States Postal Service (USPS). The June lawsuit addresses the USPS awarding a multibillion-dollar contract to Oshkosh Defense to produce its next fleet of mail delivery vehicles. Workhorse’s new CEO was behind the decision to forfeit the protest, citing an intention to cooperate with the government on future EVs, rather than challenge it through litigation.
Workhorse Stories February 25
The Postmaster General for the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently committed to 10% of its new fleet going full-electric. The upgrade was announced this past week and will replace 50,000-165,000 vehicles over the next 10 years. The USPS’ current ICE lineup of LLV’s (long-life vehicles) is near 30 years old.
Workhorse Stories January 4
Workhorse Group, a company focusing on commercial sales of last-mile electric delivery vans, has received an order for 6,320 all-electric vans. The order comes from Pride Group Enterprises, a company that focuses on equipment sales, rental, and leasing for the logistics industry.
While 6,320 doesn’t seem like an astounding number at first blush, it’s much larger than Workhorse’s planned production this year, which was around 1,800 units.
Workhorse Stories November 7, 2019
GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant has been sold to an EV startup, “Lordstown Motors Corp.,” which is affiliated with Workhorse Group, the company behind the Workhorse W-15 plug-in pickup truck.
Workhorse shares no ownership with Lordstown Motors Corp., but the two companies are affiliated. They plan to share intellectual property, and Workhorse’s ex-CEO Steve Burns is now CEO of Lordstown Motors.
Workhorse Stories June 11, 2019
Electric vehicle maker and prospective GM Lordstown plant buyer Workhorse has received $25 million in financing, which it will use for general working capital and backlog production of its N-Gen electric delivery van.
Workhorse Stories May 28, 2019
Earlier this month, President Trump tweeted that GM would be selling its shuttered Lordstown, Ohio plant to electric truck maker Workhorse. But a new report paints a concerning picture of what’s happening at Workhorse, casting doubt on both the deal and the company itself.
Workhorse Stories May 8, 2019
Donald Trump tweeted today that GM would be selling its recently shuttered Lordstown, Ohio plant to Workhorse to build electric trucks.
Workhorse Stories October 17, 2018
Ohio-based commercial electric vehicle maker Workhorse, announced this week that it started production of its NGEN-1000 all-electric delivery van. expand full story
Workhorse Stories June 15, 2018
Parcel delivery companies are all starting to look at electric vehicles to reduce their operating costs and their impact on air pollution.
UPS is arguably leading the way on that front as it orders a fleet of 1,000 electric vans from Workhorse as it latest electrification effort. expand full story
Workhorse Stories March 29, 2018
Loveland, Ohio-based truck maker Workhorse, probably better known within the EV community for its plug-in electric W-15 pickup truck, is starting to put its new electric van, N-Gen, on the road this week.
An undisclosed delivery company is operating the electric van in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Workhorse Stories February 22, 2018
UPS has several ongoing electrification efforts to convert its massive fleet of delivery vehicles and today, they announced a new step in their partnership with Workhorse to build 50 all-electric delivery trucks. expand full story
Workhorse Stories January 9, 2018
Workhorse Stories November 7, 2017
Loveland, Ohio-based truck maker Workhorse, probably better known within the EV community for its plug-in electric W-15 pickup truck, is unveiling a new electric van today.
The vehicle is the company’s latest iteration of its concept geared toward delivery with its integrated drone for last-mile drop off of packages. expand full story
Workhorse Stories June 2, 2017
Ohio-based commercial truck maker Workhorse showed off its W-15 electric truck – which could end up being the first electric pickup to market – in early May at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California.
An executive says the company has now transitioned from having a concept vehicle to showcase and begun moving into production mode. That’s according to Workhorse’s business development manager John LaFleur, who added the company is deep into the engineering and design phase, currently finalizing elements like the chassis design and composite body structure. expand full story
Workhorse Stories May 3, 2017
Last month, Workhorse showed the chassis and plug-in hybrid powertrain of its upcoming electric truck and this week, it unveiled the whole thing.
The Loveland, Ohio-based company presented the W-15 for the first time at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, yesterday. expand full story
Workhorse Stories April 15, 2017
This week, we learned that Tesla’s electric pickup truck is still at least two years away, which is opening the door for other companies to be first to market with their electric pickups currently in development.
Workhorse has one of the more promising programs to bring a plug-in electric truck to market and it released new pictures and details of its platform this week. expand full story
Workhorse Stories November 9, 2016
Workhorse, an electric fleet vehicle startup that delivered a fleet of 125 hybrid electric delivery vans to UPS (which recently ordered 200 more), announced this week that it is started development of an electric PHEV pickup truck built on its own platform.
The company sets the goal to be the first to market with a plug-in electric pickup truck in 2018. expand full story