Workhorse’s electric delivery truck claims six times better fuel efficiency than ICE trucks

Workhorse Electric Truck E-GEN 3

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

  • gizmowiz

    Detroit has known this for decades and that’s why it won’t make one itself–it refuses to embellish EVs because it’s bad for their business model–and the monopoly of big gas and oil.

    • Ed

      Yes…which is why it always takes an outsider to disrupt a market. I wish it were not so. I fear Detroit is going to give away the EV market to the Chinese.

      • adrianrf

        thankfully, TSLA is neither Chinese, nor is it based in Detroit…

    • adrianrf

      plus, the incumbent brands’ ICE economics mean their existing distribution network’s whole business model depends on the high recurring-maintenance revenues that ICE vehicles require—which will be slashed by up to a full order of magnitude with EVs