Workhorse and GreenPower Motor have signed a multi-year supply agreement to facilitate the manufacturing and delivery of medium-duty Class 4 electric step vans into the North American market.
GreenPower and Workhorse have confirmed a 21-month schedule during which GreenPower will deliver 1,500 EV Star cab and chassis to Workhorse starting in July 2022. The chassis are to be used in the production of Workhorse’s new Class 4 W750 step van line, slated to enter production in Q3 2022. Workhorse will complete the manufacturing process and deliver finished step vans to its customers in the United States and Canada.
Workhorse will have exclusive rights in the US and Canada to sell Class 4 step vans based on the GreenPower-supplied base vehicle. The finished Class 4 step vans will be available under the Workhorse brand with Workhorse after-sales and support service. The W750 is to boast up to 150 miles (241 kilometres) of all-electric range, with a payload capacity of 5,000 lbs., as well as standard 60kW DC fast-charging and optional 60 kW wireless-charging capabilities.
GreenPower first announced its cooperation with wireless charging system developer Momentum Dynamics in March 2020. The same year GreenPower launched the EV Star CC bare cab and chassis, which the company is selling as a platform for bus, truck and vocational vehicle builders to place their bodies on.
GreenPower President Brendan Riley said: “We have been collaborating with Workhorse on this project for over six months and have already delivered several EV Star cab and chassis base vehicles to Workhorse. We have been working with our partners to ensure the production and timely delivery of the vehicles pursuant to the initial delivery schedule as well as to support additional growth opportunities.”
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