Commercial EV-maker Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) is deploying a fleet of its electric N-GEN cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay area, in partnership with Ryder System, Workhorse’s exclusive maintenance provider. To commemorate the launch, Workhorse will display the N-GEN at City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 28.
Designed from the ground up by Workhorse, the N-GEN cargo van is a last-mile delivery and work truck. Its ultra-low floors and high roof are designed to improve worker efficiency and reduce physical stress on drivers’ knees and backs, while maximizing cargo space in a small footprint.
The N-GEN van offers a 100-mile range, DC fast charging capability, all-wheel drive and a 26-foot turning circle. Workhorse’s Metron telematics system tracks all parameters in real time. Options include a range-extending gas engine, collision avoidance system, automatic braking, lane centering warning and the HorseFly unmanned package delivery drone.
As an integrated component of Workhorse’s offering, Ryder will support the EVs with warranty and maintenance services as part of the Ryder SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio. Ryder operates a network of 800 maintenance facilities across North America to support the Workhorse EV fleet.
“Rolling out this fleet of N-GEN vans in one of the most innovative cities in America is something myself and the entire team are extremely proud of,” said Duane Hughes, Workhorse President and COO. “This deployment is the first step towards transitioning the largest growing segment in the truck business into a zero-emission stronghold.”
Source: Workhorse Group