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Workhorse Pact for Panasonic 18650s

February 22, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cylindrical Lithium Ion Units for Both All-Electric and Hybrid Trucks

Workhorse has disclosed an agreement to use cylindrical 18650 lithium ion batteries from the Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America for both its 100% all-electric E-100 delivery trucks and its range-extended E-Gen model.

Workhorse and UPS confirmed today that ‘Brown’ is the buyer of 125 range-extended electric trucks (the order by ‘a major transportation company’ was disclosed last month.

Workhorse has publicized an agreement with Panasonic to use the battery manufacturer’s cells for its 100% all-electric and range-extended electric trucks, both of which have been ordered in quantity by UPS.


“We are quite confident that Panasonic batteries are key to the performance of our electric trucks,” Workhorse CEO Steve Burns said in a release.

Workhorse, the former Amp Electric Vehicles, said too that its is “striving to evolve and grow the medium-duty truck market for alternative propulsion systems that reduce both the environmental impact and operating costs.

‘Panasonic’s lithium-ion batteries feature the high capacity, durability and cost performance that will further help Workhorse differentiate their battery-powered electric vehicles,’ Workhorse said in disclosing its supply agreement with the battery manufacturer.

‘Panasonic’s lithium-ion batteries feature the high capacity, durability and cost performance that will further help Workhorse differentiate their battery-powered electric vehicles,’ Workhorse said in disclosing its supply agreement with the battery manufacturer.

Custom Sizes

“Panasonic’s lithium-ion batteries feature the high capacity, durability and cost performance that will further help Workhorse differentiate their battery-powered electric vehicles,” the company said.

Panasonic’s 18650 cells are built into battery packs “sized to meet the routes that fleet customers require.”

UPS Is a Big Taker

Workhorse last year reported a UPS order for 125 of its E-Gen with Panasonic batteries and motors by Canada’s TM4. They’re to be deployed in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida (F&F, September 9, 2015).

Workhorse is also supplying 18 of its all-electric E-100 trucks to UPS for routes in the Houston-Galveston Area (F&F, November 10, 2015).


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Source: Workhorse Group with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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