Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
Workhorse N-GEN
Workhorse N-GEN

Clean Transport

Workhorse Will Unveil Its N-Gen All Electric Van In San Francisco On March 28

The all-electric all-wheel-drive N-Gen van from Workhorse will be unveiled to the public for the first time on March 28 at the San Francisco city hall. It will be available to customers in the Bay Area starting in April.

Workhorse* will introduce it N-Gen all electric van at the San Francisco City Hall on March 28. The battery electric N-Gen is an all-wheel drive delivery vehicle that features a low floor height and a tall roof for ease of access. Those features reduce strain on the knees, hips, and backs of drivers who must clamber in and out dozens of times every workday.

Workhorse N-GEN electric van

The design also permits for transporting a large volume of cargo in a vehicle with a small footprint. Easy maneuverability in congested urban environments is enhanced by the compact design and a tight turning radius. N-Gen vans will be available in the San Francisco Bay area starting next month. The N-Gen van has a range of 100 miles — not enough for cross country travel but more than adequate for most delivery and other commercial uses in urban environments. It comes equipped for fast charging as well.

“Rolling out this history making 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.”

Workhorse N-GEN

Workhorse is a leader in making low- and zero-emissions commercial vehicles. Its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup truck is optimized for use by utility companies who need an affordable yet rugged vehicle that can operate in electric-only mode most of the time but have the ability to travel long distances when the need occurs. The W-15 is now available for order by non-commercial customers.

Workhorse has also developed large PHEV delivery vans for UPS and WB Mason that lower tailpipe emissions while offering lower fuel and maintenance costs. It is working on aircraft as well. It’s HorseFly autonomous package drone can be integrated into the roof of delivery vehicles to handle “last mile” delivery chores and it has recently received permission for the FAA to begin testing its hybrid electric passenger drone, the SureFly. The N-Gen van can be equipped with the HorseFly drone upon request.

Workhorse has formed a partnership with Ryder Systems, which will be responsible for all warranty and maintenance work for Workhorse customers at any of its 800 facilities coast to coast. The N-Gen van is similar in concept to the electric StreetScooter van created by Deutsche Post. That vehicle has been so popular on the Old Continent that a second factory is planned to keep up with orders. The N-Gen design is arguably superior in that it does a better job of integrating the cab and the cargo box for a more efficient delivery process.

*Note: the author owns shares in Workhorse.

 
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica member, supporter, or ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

New Podcast: Forecasting EV Sales And EV Battery & Metal Prices — Interview with BloombergNEF's Head of Clean Power Research

Written By

Steve writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his homes in Florida and Connecticut or anywhere else the Singularity may lead him. You can follow him on Twitter but not on any social media platforms run by evil overlords like Facebook.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Autonomous Vehicles

There’s a clear race across the auto industry to lead (or at least not be too late) on autonomous driving. You’ve got Tesla’s well...

Cars

As the electric vehicle transition speeds up, you see higher EV market share, more EV charging station deployment, and bigger EV fleet orders. In...

Air Quality

Blockchain technology is already being put to use to advance solar energy distribution and help ensure the ethical sourcing of the rare-earth minerals used...

Batteries

SolarEdge Technologies has announced that it has been chosen to supply the full electric powertrain units and batteries for the production of Fiat’s E-Ducato...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.