Workhorse Group has already received thousands of "letters of intent" for its extended-range electric pickup trucks.
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 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
Below: Workhorse W-15 Gallery