You won't believe this heavy-duty looking truck is hybrid and has a capacity of 80-mile range on a full charge. Not your usual brand name, the Workhorse is not a popular brand in the Auto industry around the world. The new Workhorse W-15 uses a pair of electric motors, one in the front and one in the back, for propulsion, along with a BMW gas engine and Panasonic batteries to supply power. Impressively, it will manage 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with the gas engine in use.
The dual motors in the vehicle produce a massive 460 horsepower and deliver that power to all four wheels. As a result, Workhorse says it will go 0-100 km/hr in just 5.5 seconds. The W-15 can also carry up to 2,200 pounds of cargo in its bed, and it has a 7.2kW, 30-amp power outlet on the side suitable for running power tools.
The only weak point in the truck's capability is towing, which is rated at 5,000 pounds according to AutoBlog. Workhorse has included dual airbags, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning. Interior design rocks a fairly good infotainment system and a somewhat rugged outlook.
The Workhorse W-15 is aimed primarily at the commercial market, and demand appears to be high. The company says it currently has 4,650 pre-orders. Pricing hasn't been announced, but Workhorse intends to deliver trucks next year. We think this truck could have some strong appeal to private consumers as well, however the company hasn't announced plans for personal-use sales.