Workhorse Group Inc. announced the formal unveiling of its W56 step van model at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first-look presentation, hosted by Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch, took place on Wednesday, March 8th.
Available in configurations tailored to meet various applications, the W56 is the company’s new Class 5/6 model. It provides a blend of high reliability, quality, and serviceability. Workhorse designed the zero-emission delivery work van to meet the demands of the commercial vehicle industry. Therefore, it supports a benchmark payload capacity of up to approximately 10,000 lbs and offers a range up to 150 miles. The W56 also offers a 1,000-plus cu-ft cargo box with lowered step-in and wide door for easier entry and exit. Built with the delivery driver in mind, Workhorse ergonomically designed the cabin to provide safety and comfort during long shifts.
Additionally, the W56 offers the first fully-designed, purpose-built chassis platform built at Workhorse’s Union City, Indiana, factory. Workhorse expects demonstration vehicles to be ready in the coming weeks before production begins in the third quarter of 2023.
“The W56 marks the first official vehicle designed and produced under our revamped team and is the culmination of many hours of hard work combined with process enhancements implemented over the past 18 months,” says Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch. “This vehicle incorporates the extensive on-road learnings of our legacy vehicles and improves upon those models with a new custom-designed chassis, demonstrating the caliber of trucks that we will produce for years to come. As we complete the final steps in our transition from a technology start-up to a pioneering commercial EV OEM, we look forward to starting production and making initial deliveries later this year.”
Find out more, visit www.workhorse.com.