Ohio-based Workhorse Group Inc. has begun testing of its new N-Gen electric van.
"The new N-Gen platform represents a new day for last-mile delivery," said Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse. "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 company says the electric N-Gen van is expected to provide a range of 100 miles on a single charge. An optional gasoline range extender may add an additional 75 miles. In early on-road testing, the N-Gen has demonstrated a 60-65 MPGe efficiency.
The N-Gen is designed to maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries and enhance driver ease of operation.The built-in Workhorse Metron telematics system tracks all van and drone parameters in real time to optimize performance and efficiency.
The N-Gen also features an optional integrated HorseFly™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System. The carbon-fiber octocopter drone launches from the roof of a delivery van and delivers a package to its destination within the driver's line of sight. The patent-pending truck and drone HorseFly system is compliant with all current FAA regulations, and can carry a package weighing up to 10 pounds with an approximate cost of $.03 per mile.
Workhorse and Ryder System, Inc. formed a partnership earlier this year which made Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light and medium duty all-electric and range-extended electric vehicles in North America.