Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) has announced that its electric delivery trucks are achieving 30+ miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) during stop-and-go parcel, bakery, and uniform delivery routes – up to six times better than the typical 5-8 mpg achieved by gas- or diesel-powered medium-duty trucks.
The company estimates that total savings on fuel and maintenance will amount to as much as $165,000 over the life of the vehicle.
Customers include UPS, FedEx, DHL, FritoLay, Cintas and Aramark.
Workhorse offers a proprietary telematics system called METRON that allows fleet managers to monitor the performance of vehicles in near-real time via a 4G cellular connection.
The METRON system collects over 500 points of data, including battery cell voltage, state-of-charge, and total miles. It also permits Workhorse to send software updates to vehicles over the air.
“By achieving 30 MPGe with over 125 medium-duty trucks on the road, Workhorse is setting a new standard,” said Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO. “Medium-duty local delivery trucks are the backbone of the Last Mile delivery system, and a 6-fold fuel economy increase as well as reduced maintenance and zero or near-zero emissions are a major change.”
“Fleets today are watching the efficiency of their vehicles very closely,” Burns continued. “METRON telematics allows fleet managers to monitor and manage all Workhorse EVs in their fleet with near-real-time insight. This ensures that our customers are obtaining the full cost-of-ownership savings.”
Source: Workhorse Group