That the cars driven by electricity have come to stay is something that has no turning back. The different brands of cars they are working very hard to that their models are the first in everything. Tesla Motors is the best example because it has managed to give in the target segment electric mixing masterfully design, technology and autonomy. However, there are also other brands that have decided to mark their course in this market, and that are less well known.
The signature american Workhorse is a small manufacturer of industrial vehicles and commercial headquarters in the State of Indiana. Up to here nothing out of the ordinary, but these days they’ve risen to fame by the presentation of the first pick-up hybrid extended range that exists in the market. The W-15 PHEV is a model that starts from zero and not a transformed as some of the models that sells the brand.
The steps of this colossal vehicle are 5,94 meters long, 2,03 meters wide and 1.88 meters in height. Its wheelbase is 3,63 meters so that its interior capacity is beyond doubt. With such a plant is capable of rubbing shoulders with the pick-ups larger than your local market, because the full size are the most sold in that part of the world. On an aesthetic level the Workhorse W-15 PHEVS is the less curious because seems to be a vehicle completely futuristic that its designers have forgotten to termination of some parts.
however, the best thing about this car is its powerplant as account with two electric motors (one for each axis) that deliver a combined output end-of-460 hp. According to its creators, will cover the 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in only 5.5 seconds. Taking into account that it is a heavy weight (it reaches in the scale of the 3.2 tonnes) of its performance are very good, and more knowing that you can tow up to 2.3 tonnes of additional.
Its autonomy in all-electric mode is 129 miles but if the internal combustion engine, which makes the generator comes into action, increases to 500 km. In addition, and although it is not confirmed by the brand, this model could also have a mechanical of traditional cut (V8 gasoline) to meet the demand of customers who do not want a hybrid model.
Its price will start at us $ 52,500 and the deliveries will begin in the first months of 2018. According to the brand they already have more than 4,500 bookings in sign of the W-15 PHEVS so that his success seems more assured. Now, how dare Workhorse to launch it in other international markets? Hopefully yes, because Tesla seems to be that it will take a little to present us with pick-up electricity that they promised us a while ago.
Source – The Workhorse