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Workhorse Plans a PHEV Pick-up Truck

November 8, 2016 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

200 More Workhorse E-Gen Vans for UPS

October 14, 2016 in ACT Expo 2015, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.”

Subaru’s First Production Hybrid

March 30, 2013 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Introduced in New York

Subaru of America is talking up its first production hybrid, unveiling the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The new car is based on the XV Crosstrek crossover introduced for 2013. The hybrid model is slated to arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter.

Panasonic for Ford

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.

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