Workhorse set to test N-Gen electric vans in US cities

Workhorse set to test N-Gen electric vans in US cities

Workhorse Group has announced that it is set to start testing its new N-Gen electric van in a number of US cities.

In a statement issued today, Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse, said that the new N-Gen platform represents “a new day for last-mile delivery”.

Burns added: “With agreements now in place to test and operate N-Gen vehicles in several cities across the United States, Workhorse continues to be on the front edge of transformative innovation in the commercial transportation sector.”

The electric N-Gen van has a lightweight composite body and will offer a range of around 100 miles on a single charge. An optional gasoline range extender will add an additional 75 miles. In early on-road testing, the N-Gen has demonstrated a 60-65 MPGe efficiency.

The vehicle will also feature an optional integrated Horsefly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for package deliveries. The octocopter drone will launch from the roof of the delivery van and deliver packages to destinations within the driver’s line of sight.

According to reports, the tests will be taking place in cities in Ohio and California.

 

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