Workhorse Group has already received thousands of "letters of intent" for its extended-range electric pickup trucks.

Workhorse W-15 PHEV Truck

Workhorse W-15 PHEV Truck

You might think that people who say they want to buy one of these EVs would want to know details about the truck before signing such a letter (which, we know, is not a real pre-order).

But, well, today is the day when Workhorse finally released the "preliminary specifications" for the W-15 Electric Pickup, as designed for fleets.

The highlights are: 75 MPGe, 80-miles all-electric range (via 60 kWh battery/67% usable), and 460 horsepower.

We already knew about the 80-mile range and the estimated MPGe rating, since they've been selling points ever since Workhorse started talking about the PHEV pick-up last year. The horsepower number is new, as is a proposed 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds. Oh, nope, that's been talked about before, too.

So, that leaves us with the real news: actual pictures of the W-15. Workhorse displayed the truck for the first time at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California today.

Of note: Full gallery and video of the Workhorse W-15 in action below

The first deliveries are scheduled for 2018. The truck is expected to cost $52,500, and thousands of them have been "ordered" through non-binding letters of intents by organizations like Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, and the Southern California Public Power Authority.

Workhorse W-15 Interior

Workhorse W-15 Interior

Workhorse is going to need to deliver those trucks and keep customers happy in what is about to become a crowded electric pickup field. Tesla, obviously, is working on one (and people like to render it), as is start-up Bollinger Motors.

Here's the full list of today's specs, as released by Workhorse, for the upcoming competition to take note of:

  • 75 MPGe fuel efficiency in All-Electric Operation
  • 80-mile all-electric range
  • Gasoline-powered range extender
  • two 230-hp/172-kW electric motors
  • total range of 310 miles
  • reported 28/32 mpg city/highway gas mileage
  • towing capability of 5,500 lbs, payload of  2,200 lbs
  • 460 horsepower
  • 0-60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds
  • True all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Collision-avoidance features
  • Automatic braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Composite body with carbon fiber
  • Double cab
  • Standard bed configuration
  • 7.2 kw power export that allows tools to be plugged directly into the battery power source without the truck running

Workhorse W-15 - the numbers

Workhorse W-15 - the numbers

Below: Workhorse W-15 Gallery

Source: Workhorse

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