This Company Could Beat Tesla To Developing An Electric Pickup Truck

This Company Could Beat Tesla To Developing An Electric Pickup Truck
Automotive

At around $52,000, the Workhorse has 80 mile range and accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds

Weronika Jurkiewicz
  • 8 may 2017

The new electric pickup truck does not come from Silicon Valley. Nor is it targeted at upper middle classes looking for luxurious eco-friendliness. The Ohio-based manufacturer Workhorse is most widely known to the general public for making UPS trucks and its electric car hopes to become a more cost-effective electric alternative to complement business fleets around the country.

The truck has 80-mile all-electric range, but if needed, the battery can be supplemented by on-board gasoline generator, extending the range further. In addition, the battery and the generator can provide electricity for power tools and work lights. To reduce weight, the W-15’s body panels are made of rustproof carbon fiber composite.

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Workhorse unveiled W-15 at the ACT EXPO show in Long Beach, CA. on May 2. The company has already received letters of intent for 2,150 vehicles, from Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando and Southern California Public Power Authority among others.

Even though the $52,500 price tag places W-15 at the higher end of the price range for pickup trucks, the exploitation costs over the lifetime makes it an attractive alternative to traditional vehicles. 

Workhorse

The new electric pickup truck does not come from Silicon Valley. Nor is it targeted at upper middle classes looking for luxurious eco-friendliness. The Ohio-based manufacturer Workhorse is most widely known to the general public for making UPS trucks and its electric car hopes to become a more cost-effective electric alternative to complement business fleets around the country.

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