Reports Letters of Interest from Duke Energy, Orlando,
Says W-15 Will Be First-Ever Electric Pickup from OEM
Workhorse is developing a range-extended electric pickup with a 2018 production target, the company said yesterday. Duke Energy is supporting the effort with a letter of interest, as is the city of Orlando, Workhorse says.
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Follow-On Order Is a First for the Industry, Says CEO
UPS has confirmed that the order for 200 E-Gen vans reported by Workhorse last month is indeed for UPS, stating that, “Equipped with lithium ion batteries and a range-extender engine, these trucks will deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains, approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.”
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February 19, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch | No Comments
Japan’s Panasonic said it will supply lithium ion battery cells for Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, including “upcoming models of the Ford Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids.”
The lithium ion agreement with Ford builds on a long partnership, Panasonic said, as Sanyo Electric, which was acquired by Panasonic last year, has been supplying nickel metal hydride batteries for the Ford Escape Hybrid since 2004. Panasonic said in November that it will supply lithium ion batteries for Toyota’s plug-in Prius.