The pick-up will receive a double cab with five seats. The cargo capacity of the vehicle is 2,200 lbs. The car will be equipped with dual motors for 4 wheel drive powered from the Panasonic bank of accumulators. The battery-powered Workhorse W-15 will be able to travel up to 80 miles (about 130 km). A small internal combustion engine will be used for recharging. More likely it will be a two-cylinder motorcycle engine as in the BMW i3 electric car. The full range in the hybrid mode will be 310 miles (500 km). The Workhorse says that their pickup truck will become the safest and most environmentally friendly vehicle on the market.
Initially, the Workhorse Group Incorporated was called "AMP Electric Vehicles". Established in 2007, the company was specialized in the electrification of passenger cars and, in particular, they turned such cars as Saturn Sky, Chevrolet Equinox, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 into the environmentally friendly ones. Then the startup company switched to the commercial transport: they implemented a project with a major manufacturer of trucks and buses "Navistar" and acquired Workhorse Custom Chassis factory. Now the brand is best known in the US for its electric vans that are used for delivery.