BOSTON (CBS) — Workhorse didn’t set out to design an all-electric pickup truck.
“It’s exactly like nothing that’s ever been built before,” says Jeff Esfeld, Workhorse’s Director of Light Duty Fleet Sales.
The Ohio-based company was actually participating in a contest to design the next generation mail truck for the United States Postal Service when they realized the W-15 design could serve a larger purpose.
A mockup of the vehicle Workhorse was working on for the US Postal Service.
“Most of these vehicles are operating in an urban environment where air pollution is really a considerable concern. For utilities, city fleets, and contractors to be emitting zero emissions in a city is really critical and important,” Angela Strand, Vice President of Business Development at Workhorse, told WBZ-TV.