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Workhorse Low-Floor EV Delivery Chassis

September 21, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maximized Cargo Space Coupled with Ease of Operation

Workhorse will unveil a new low-floor chassis for delivery vehicles next week, to be available for both 100% battery and range-extended electric vehicles. Production is to commence late next year.

‘The ultra-low, 19-inch floor design – as compared with 26 inches today – maximizes cargo space, reduces knee injuries, and provides ease of operation, Workhorse says.

The Workhorse Low Floor Delivery Platform Chassis features a 19-inch floor design that “maximizes cargo space, reduces knee injuries, and provides ease of operation.” Standard features include all-wheel drive, automatic braking and best-in-class 26-foot turning radius, said to be “best-in-class.”

The company’s current step vans have 26-inch-high floors.

A custom body can be built on the chassis to best suit individual applications.

‘Perfect Choice’

The LFDP, states a flyer, is “a perfect choice for the package delivery industry.”

The Workhorse LFDP chassis will be unveiled at Post-Expo 2017 in Switzerland. It’s to be available for customers in both the U.S. and Europe.

A custom Workhorse body can be built on the new low-floor chassis ‘to best suit individual applications,’ the company says.

Workhorse said too today that it’s a finalist for the Post-Expo/Postal Innovation Platform (PIP) Startup Innovation Award for its HorseFly UAV/unmanned aerial delivery system, which has been tested by UPS (F&F, February 22). The company says it’s one of 12 finalists, and “one of only two finalists from the United States.”

The meeting at Geneva’s Palexpo convention center runs September 26-28.

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Source: Workhorse with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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