A new electric pickup is set to give Tesla and Ford a run for their money next year. According to the company’s website, the Workhorse W-15 is “the first plug-in range extended electric pickup built from the ground up by an OEM.” It has a lithium-ion battery and an 80-mile all-electric range. With a full charge and a tank of gas, the truck can drive 390 miles at a time.
Plus, this unique electric truck is highly competitive when it comes to pricing. Some sources even say that it has a lower total cost than the hybrid Ford F-150. Potential pricing for the truck is currently estimated at around $52,500.
The engine of the truck is an impressive one. It has 460 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system. Plus, it’s capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds and has a 2,200-pound payload capacity. This makes the truck comparable to a traditional V6 engine.
Another interesting component of the Workhorse W-15 is its power. According to Fox News, the CEO of Workhorse “expects the instant electric torque to make it one of the quickest trucks around, with a 0-60 mph time under 5.5 seconds.” Because of its battery design, it also has a low center of gravity, which will improve handling of the truck even more.
While the W-15 was developed as a fleet vehicle, the company is currently considering creating a consumer version of it as well. But this decision all depends on how much interest the company generates from the public. Workhorse is currently asking those interested in purchasing a consumer version of the truck to sign up through their website.