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24/01/2017 429

Workhorse W-15 electric pick-up concept will be unveiled in May

Workhorse Group Inc. has issued the following press release:

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, today announced that it will present a working concept truck of the W-15 electric pickup work truck with range extender for fleet usage, at the ACT EXPO Conference May 1-4, 2017 in Long Beach, CA.  

Workhorse's goal is to make the W-15 the most economical, safest and lowest emissions pickup truck in America.

The new Workhorse W-15 light duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks.  With an expected 80 mile battery range using our proven battery packs, the Workhorse W-15 light duty design expects to provide economical, clean and powerful performance. 

If needed, the on-board gasoline generator will then operate after battery power has been depleted, allowing fleet drivers unlimited range to complete the days' tasks.

Believed to be the first plug-in range-extended electric pickup truck built from the ground up by an OEM, the W-15's goal is to be the safest pickup truck on the market with its large frontal crumple zone and low center of gravity.

The Workhorse W-15 electric truck is expected to lower emissions. In developing the W-15, our goal is to deliver lower total cost of ownership (TCO) to fleets through lower fueling and maintenance costs.

Millions of pickup trucks are sold in the United States each year and pickup trucks are a leading vehicle platform of choice for fleets.  The electric powered W-15 represents an opportunity to bring fuel savings and emissions reduction to the streets of America without sacrificing functionality. 

Fleet operators and managers are invited to see the working concept electric pickup at ACT EXPO in Booth # 1435, May 1-4, 2017. On hand will be Workhorse engineers to answer questions and present the vehicle.

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