Ohio-based Workhorse has revealed its new W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup, which it says is the first PHEV built from the ground up by an OEM. The W-15 has an electric driving range of 80 miles, but once the battery is depleted a 460-hp range extending gasoline engine kicks on.
Workhorse revealed the new W-15 at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California and the first deliveries are expected to start in 2018. The W-15 features a Panasonic Li-ion battery pack that sits in the middle of the truck that can also provide up to 30 amps of power to power external devices, like an electric saw.
The W-15 has an estimated 74 MPGe combined rating and can reach 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The range extender is rated at 28 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
Workhorse primarily designed the W-15 for fleets and has already 5,000 orders for the pickup, which starts at $52,000 before any tax incentives are applied.