Workhorse halts deliveries to update its C-1000 electric van
US electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has decided to suspend the deliveries of its flagship C-1000 electric van, saying more tests and modifications were needed to ensure it complies with regulatory standards.
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“Our new leadership team is taking decisive and necessary actions as we conduct our comprehensive operational review of the business,” said Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch. “We have identified a number of opportunities to improve our C-1000 series vehicles and are committed to getting these previously delivered vehicles back on the road.”
An update on the plans is planned to release operating and commercial plans on its upcoming third quarter 2021 earnings call, however testing is expected to go until the end of the year. When the vehicles will be delivered again is yet unclear, however the company notes that it has “not received any customer reports of safety issues related to this matter in any of the C-1000 vehicles”.
Update 04 January 2023
US electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse is now also discontinuing the C1000 program, effective immediately. The reason behind this, is that the company plans to fully focus its resources on advancing its product roadmap for the W4 CC, W750, and W56 vehicles. After thorough engineering review, durability testing and careful consideration, the company determined the increasing time, cost and resources being devoted to the C1000 are better allocated on the development and production of its other vehicles and products.
“We are pleased to conclude 2022 with legacy issues behind us and are looking ahead to 2023 fully focused on executing our commercial vehicle product roadmaps and advancing our Aero and Stables & Stalls businesses,” said the Company’s CEO Rick Dauch. “We are on track with our plans to ramp up production and deliveries across our W4 CC, W750 and W56 in 2023 and beyond.”