Workhorse Group Inc., Loveland, Ohio, announced that the Workhorse NGEN-1000, a new lightweight electric delivery vehicle, has entered initial production. The NGEN-1000’s curb weight is 4000 lbs. – while carrying the same cubic footage of storage, 1000 cubic feet.
Workhorse said it believes this weight reduction, coupled with the 100-mile range, will have cost-savings implications that will make the EV alternative to traditional fleet delivery vehicles all the more appealing. The NGEN will be available in four cargo sizes for customers: 250, 450, 700 and 1000 cu. ft.
The lightweight design allows for 100-mile range, with a smaller battery pack than previous designs, thereby reducing the cost of the vehicle significantly. The smaller battery pack also reduces the cost of the charging infrastructure for the customer.
The NGEN-1000 is the first in the NGEN series to go into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant, and features a unique new design with a grill-less front end,.
Features include: a low floor with 7.25″ ground clearance, making loading and unloading easier, and entry and egress safer; ub motors in front provide tighter turning radius than comparable vehicles; all-wheel drive; composite construction, enabling a lightweight and rust-free body; and a 6,000 lb. carrying capacity, robust enough for even the heaviest loads.