The Workhorse W-15 is an all-electric pickup truck that hopes to offer the benefits of electric technology with the capabilities of a truck. For a long time, orders were only open to those looking to buy the W-15 for fleet use. However, now the Workhorse W-15 is available for both fleet, and private orders.
For those of you who don’t know much about the Workhorse W-15, this truck features an electric drivetrain with a combustion engine as a range extender, effectively making it a plug-in hybrid. Total horsepower is estimated to be 460 ponies, torque figures have not been disclosed. All-electric range is 80 miles, with the range extending gas motor allowing for 310 miles per tank. MPGe is estimated at 75, while MPG with the range extender is estimated at 32 city, 28 highway MPG.
Towing capacity, an important figure for trucks, is supposed to be 5,000 lbs, with a payload capacity of 2,200 lbs.
According to Workhorse, there are already over 5,300 pre-orders for the truck to be used in fleets. However, just about anybody can now snag a place in line for the pre-order fee of $1,000. Fortunately, this amount is fully refundable. The price of the truck itself is $52,500, although Workhorse expects the W-15 to be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit for US citizens.
Delivery dates should start sometime in 2019.
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