One of the early pioneers of the electric work truck market, Workhorse is still very much alive — and they just announced a new Class 5/6 van!
Workhorse has been around since the “early days” of the latest EV revolution. As far back as 2017, in fact, we had the chance to take an extended test drive in one of the company’s early prototypes — and we were impressed! In the interim, the crew at Workhorse has been working quietly, taking orders and delivering products to happy customers. This new truck, complete with a massive, 1,000 cubic foot cargo box, is just going to accelerate things for them.
You can check out the official press release, below, and let us know what you think of the company’s new work van in the comments.
Workhorse Group to Unveil W56 Step Van at the NTEA Work Truck Show
Workhorse Group has announced the formal unveiling of its W56 step van model at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (“NTEA”) Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, IN that will be available in a number of work truck configurations tailored to meet various business applications
The W56 is the Company’s newest Class 5/6 model, providing a unique blend of high reliability, quality, and serviceability. The zero-emission delivery work van is designed to meet the challenging demands of the commercial vehicle industry, supporting benchmark payload capacity of up to approximately 10,000 pounds and with a range of up to 150 miles. The W56 also offers a large 1,000+ cubic foot cargo box with lowered step-in and wide cabin door for easier entry and exit. Built with the delivery driver in mind, the cabin has been ergonomically designed while still providing safety and comfort during even the longest shifts.
Leveraging existing Workhorse designs, including nine million plus miles of service time on the road, the W56 offers the first fully-designed, purpose-built chassis platform built from the ground up out of Workhorse’s Union City, IN factory. Customer demonstration vehicles are expected to be ready in the coming weeks before regular production begins in the third quarter of 2023.
“The W56 marks the first official vehicle designed and produced under our revamped team and is the culmination of many hours of hard work combined with process enhancements implemented over the past 18 months,” said Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch. “This vehicle incorporates the extensive on-road learnings of our legacy vehicles and improves upon those models with a new custom-designed chassis, demonstrating the caliber of trucks that we will produce for years to come. As we complete the final steps in our transition from a technology start-up to a pioneering commercial EV OEM, we look forward to starting production and making initial deliveries later this year.”
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