ACT News 2017


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.

TM4 Talks Up 500 Workhorse EV Orders

August 23, 2017 in delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sumo MD Powertrains for Battery & Extended-Range Trucks

Canada’s TM4 has disclosed an order for 500 of its Sumo MD brand electric drivelines for E-100 all-battery and E-Gen range-extended electric vehicles by Workhorse.

Ryder Backs Chanje, Its Third EV Partner

August 15, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Order Placed for New All-Battery Delivery Trucks:
‘An Innovative Product That Will Help Reshape the Industry’
With Initial Deployments in California in the Coming Weeks,
Following Earlier EV Partnerships with Workhorse & Nikola

Ryder System will be the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, the California-based medium-duty electric vehicle and energy services company which announced plans for a new line of all-battery trucks late last week. The first are to be deployed in California within 30 days.

Workhorse Horsefly Drone Flies for UPS

February 22, 2017 in Aviation, delivery vehicles, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone Trial of a Horsefly Residential Delivery Drone
Launched from the Top of a Workhorse UPS Hybrid Truck:
‘Incorporates Drone Delivery into Day-to-Day Delivery Operations’

UPS has successfully tested a UAV/unmanned aerial vehicle by Workhorse for rural residential package delivery service, launching the “Horsefly” drone from a battery electric truck, also supplied by Workhorse.

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.

Workhorse Reports 200-Unit E-Gen Sale

September 15, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Purchase Order with a Major Industrial Company’

Workhorse has “entered into a purchase order with a major industrial company” for 200 of its E-Gen range-extended electric trucks, the company said in an SEC filing earlier this month.

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 Drone Gets FAA Test Nod

October 14, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Aviation, certifications, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Package Delivery Drone May Be Test-Flown with University

Workhorse reports a Certificate of Authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration allowing test flights of the battery electric “HorseFly” package delivery drone. The COA, Workhorse said today, was granted to the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and Test Complex, allowing Workhorse and UC, the University of Cincinnati, to further develop the drone (also known as an Unmanned Aerial System).

UPS Orders 125 Workhorse E-Gens

September 9, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly All-Electric Vehicles for Seven States for the First Half of 2016:
‘Vehicles Are a Bridge to the Delivery Trucks of Tomorrow,’ UPS Says

UPS said this morning that it’s purchased 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks from Workhorse “as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.”

Workhorse Reports Sale of 125 E-Gens

August 20, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s a First, Company Says, ‘Without Any Government Incentives’

Workhorse reports a breakthrough agreement with “a major transportation company” to supply 125 of its range-extended E-Gen electric delivery truck chassis. “This order is unique in that it is the first significant order from a major package delivery company without any government incentives,” Workhorse Group, Inc. says in its just-filed 10-Q statement.

Workhorse Amps It Up at ACT Expo

May 12, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shows TM4-Powered Chassis and HorseFly Drone in Texas

Workhorse Group – the name was officially changed from Amp last month – brought its latest E-Gen range-extended electric vehicle chassis to ACT Expo 2015, along with the HorseFly package delivery drone.

Amp EVs Secures EPA Nod for E-Gen

September 2, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

E-Gen Range Extender Delivers Equivalent of 20 MPG

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles – proprietors of the Workhorse brand – report U.S. EPA approval of the Amp E-Gen Truck. The vehicle has a 2.4-liter spark ignition engine as an emergency generator to charge the mostly electric truck’s battery pack.

Amp Trucks Rides In on Workhorse

July 9, 2013 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is America’s First Fully Integrated Provider of Battery Trucks,
Following ACT Expo Reports CARB Approval for HVIP Program

They’re calling it Workhorse 2.0. Ohio’s Amp Holding acquired Workhorse brand (and Indiana factory and national network of 440 dealers) from Navistar for $5 million earlier this year, and mounted its first-ever ACT Expo appearance late last month to debut the all-electric step van it says promises quick payback for fleet operators.

Amp Closes $5m Workhorse Buy

March 20, 2013 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buys Brand & Factory, Will Emphasize Battery EVs

Amp Electric Vehicles has completed its $5 million purchase of Workhorse from Navistar and is moving to produce battery electric vehicles at the 200,000-square-foot Workhorse factory in Union City, Ind. Other alternative drives and fuels are planned as well, as are gasoline vehicles. this March 16 item re-posted March 20 to include Bill Richardson news

Amp Buying Workhorse: $5m

March 7, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Amp Trucks to Be First with Full Factory Alt Fuel Range

Amp Holding, parent of Amp Electric Vehicles in Ohio, is purchasing Navistar’s Workhorse assets through a new Amp Trucks subsidiary – and says it will be the first to offer a full line of factory alternative fuel vehicles. “If it’s alternatively powered we’ll make it,” says Amp founder and CEO Steve Burns. (this March 4 item re-posted on March 7)

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