First Electric Delivery Van Coming to San Francisco - Global Trade Magazine
  April 4th, 2018 | Written by

First Electric Delivery Van Coming to San Francisco

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  • Electric delivery van was developed by Workhorse.
  • Ryder System will support electric vehicles with warranty and maintenance services.
  • Ryder offers a network of 800 maintenance facilities across North America to support the Workhorse electric vehicles.

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that it is deploying the country’s first fleet of all-electric, zero-emission N-GEN cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning this month.

Designed from the ground up by Workhorse, the cargo vans were built to be the safest, most efficient last-mile delivery and work truck system available. With ultra-low floors and a high roof design, they are built to improve worker efficiency and reduce physical stress on the knees and back, while maximizing cargo space in a small footprint.

View a clip of the N-GEN zero-emission van in action here:

In partnership Workhorse, Ryder System, Inc. will support the electric vehicles with a combination of warranty and maintenance services. Ryder offers a network of 800 maintenance facilities across North America to support the Workhorse electric vehicle fleet.

“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.”

The N-GEN vans achieve 100 miles all-electric range. Standard is all-wheel drive and superior turning radius for a light class vehicle. The built-in Workhorse Metron telematics system tracks all parameters in real time to optimize performance and efficiency. Design options will include collision avoidance system, automatic braking, lane centering warning, and optional patented HorseFly unmanned package delivery drone.

Workhorse is a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector. The company designs and builds high performance battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. Workhorse also develops cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with its vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency.

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