Workhorse starts production of light-weight electric delivery vehicle

Workhorse has begun initial production of a light-weight electric delivery vehicle, the Workhorse NGEN-1000. At 4,000 pounds and with up to 1,000 cubic feet of storage, the van’s weight is less than half that of conventional diesel step-vans with similar storage capacity. The vehicle will boast a 100-mile range, according to Workhorse, and come in four cargo sizes: 250, 450, 700, and 1,000 cubic feet.

The NGEN-1000 is the first vehicle from the NGEN line that Workhorse has begun production on. Features of the NGEN-1000 include:

  • New design with grill-less front end
  • Smaller battery pack
  • Floor with 7.25-inch clearance
  • Hub motors in front
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6,000-lb carrying capacity


Source: Workhouse Group via Green Car Congress

  • Stuart McColl

    Go Workhorse Go !!!! Love it when the Good guys win … and this ones a winner. Just keeps getting better and better.

  • Elizabeth Tobeck

    Hub motors in front. Is that to say the motors are the front wheels? Can’t wait to get production numbers released. Why is the front end so different than the w15? Both look nice.

  • freedomev

    This is what you get when you do things in composites, a far lighter, less costly but better performing vehicle.
    And start up costs are far less making this method how EV trucks from small builders will take over if big auto doesn’t get their together shortly.

  • Devin Serpa

    “Smaller battery pack” Than what?

    • Ramon A. Cardona

      Smaller than previously considered. Thanks

  • William Volk

    Can we have a camper version?

    • Ramon A. Cardona

      Contact Workhorse directly. Thanks

    • Rob Brown

      Just curious, why would you want a camper with a 100 mile range?

  • Devin Serpa

    Not likely available for individual consumers.

  • Ormond Otvos

    No pricing or availability by location? Solar panels for roof?

    • Ramon A. Cardona

      Please contact Workhorse directly for the info you need. Thanks

  • Steven Ingham

    I would love one of these !

  • stuart21

    4WD is not necessary for std vehicle; as an option for snowy or rural areas a good idea. But front hub motors will considerably increase the cost, & may cause ride issues.

    • Michael Pierz

      Most likely the front hub motors are necessary to provide the torque necessary for low speed inclines at full GVW. Those small tire indicate that this has a light duty driveline in it.

      • stuart21

        Much better to have 2 models. 2WD, & 4WD with front hub motors. Hub motors are more expensive, less reliable, and give a poorer ride. The 2WD could have a 2 speed box for the extra torque for hills.