Workhorse Group announced that the Workhorse NGEN-1000, a new light-weight electric delivery vehicle, has entered initial production. The NGEN-1000’s curb weight is 4,000lbs—less than one-half of what a traditional diesel step-van weighs—while offering the same cubic footage of storage, 1,000 cubic feet.
Workhorse believes this weight reduction, coupled with the 100-mile range, will have cost-savings implications that will make the EV alternative to traditional fleet delivery vehicles all the more appealing. The NGEN will be available in four cargo sizes for customers: 250, 450, 700 and 1,000 cubic feet.
The lightweight design allows for 100-mile range, with a smaller battery pack than previous designs, thereby reducing the cost of the vehicle significantly. The smaller battery pack also reduces the cost of the charging infrastructure for the customer.
The NGEN-1000 is the first in the NGEN series to go into production at Workhorse’s Midwest plant, and features a unique new design with a grill-less front end, making it stand out from its diesel counterparts.
Low floor with 7.25" ground clearance, making loading and unloading easier, and entry and egress safer
Hub motors in front provide tighter turning radius than comparable vehicles
All-Wheel drive provides surefooted handling in inclement weather conditions
Composite construction, enables a lightweight and rust-free body
6,000 lb carrying capacity
Ergonomic driving position fits drivers from 5'2" to 6'5" comfortably