Building Anticipation for Early May ACT Expo Launch
The clean-slate W-15 PHEV pickup will have 80 miles of all-electric range, achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 75 MPGe/miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent in all-electric mode, will have true four-wheel drive, and be equipped for 7.2 kilowatts of export power, according to preliminary specs released this week.
A drivable prototype of the half-ton Workhorse W-15 – challenging the Ford F-150, GM/Chevy 1500 and Dodge Ram 1500 lines – will be unveiled at ACT Expo.
The 2017 edition of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo takes place at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center May 1-4.
More than 2,100 LoIs
Workhorse said early last month (F&F, March 7) that it has 2,150 letters of intent for the $52,500-target vehicle.
The LoIs have come from utilities including Duke Energy and Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, the Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.
Workhorse plans to build the W-15 in its Union City, Ind. plant, “a facility with the capacity to build 60,000 chassis a year.”
A Very First
“We believe the W-15 will be the first electric plug-in pickup made in America by an OEM,” Workhorse CEO Steve Burns says in the LoI announcement.
“Fleets look at total cost of ownership for their vehicles and we are very encouraged by the number of fleets that the positive feedback we have received with respect to the economics in owning W-15s as part of a fleet.”
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Source: Workhorse with Fleets & Fuels follow-up