US manufacturer Workhorse has announced a major order for its electric delivery vehicles: Pride Group Enterprises, which operates in Canada and the US, is ordering 6,320 C-Series electric delivery trucks from Workhorse, concerning the C-650 and C-1000 models, with deliveries scheduled to take place between July 2021 and 2026.
Workhorse says this is its largest single order to date. So far, the US manufacturer has not produced larger numbers of its electric transporters. The Electrek EV news website writes that Workhorse had actually only targeted the production of 1,800 units for the still-young year. Workhorse did sell 1,000 electric delivery vehicles to UPS in 2018, but a potential, even more lucrative deal with the United States Postal Service “stalled,” according to the report. The Postal Service had postponed its decision.
Now, the company has a major order to show for it from another source. Pride Group Enterprises is a company that specialises in equipment for the logistics industry. The electric deliver vans will be sold through Pride dealers for fleet use. Workhorse competes directly with OEMs and startups like Rivian in the US with its vehicles. The latter manufacturer is known to have signed a mega order for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles with Amazon.
“Our new agreement with Pride marks our largest individual order to-date and expands our sales channel internationally into Canada for the first time,” said Workhorse CEO Duane Hughes. He added that the company is preparing for scaled production in 2021. After discontinuing development of its W-15 range extender electric pickup and licensing the technology from the W-15 program to Lordstown Motors Corporation, Workhorse is focusing solely on last-mile electric vans.
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