Security company Brink’s, famous for its armored trucks, operates a fleet of 7,800 vehicles in 150 countries. The company recently purchased two plug-in trucks from Workhorse Group (profiled in the May/June 2017 issue of Charged).
Brink’s bought one Workhorse Class 5 E-GEN and one E-100 chassis, both paired with a custom Brink’s body. The two will be deployed in California and Chicago.
The Workhorse E-100 pure electric truck achieves 37.5 MPGe fuel efficiency, with an average range of 100 miles, depending on duty cycle. The Workhorse E-GEN plug-in hybrid step van achieves 30 MPGe fuel efficiency, with an electric range of 60 miles, plus an additional 60 miles using the integrated BMW range extender. Both vehicles use Panasonic battery packs and incorporate Workhorse’s proprietary chassis design, powertrain, battery management system and Metron real-time telematics system.
“Our medium-duty E-100 and E-GEN vehicles save our customers an estimated $150,000 in total cost of ownership savings per truck over a lifetime of use,” said Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO. “Workhorse electric trucks lessen impact on the environment, while breaking dependency on petroleum-based fuels.”