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The W56: Workhorse's Latest Innovation Comes to Fleet Delivery

A Purpose-Built All-Electric Step Van

Electric vehicles are no longer the volatile trend of the future; they have taken the world by storm and have become a symbol of the rising green revolution. The transportation industry is no exception, and Workhorse (WKHS), one of the key innovators in the electric mobility sector, has recently unveiled its latest addition: the W56 all-electric step van. This latest development is a significant milestone in the commercial vehicle industry and is set to revolutionize how we think about fleet delivery services. In this blog post, we will share the exciting features of the all-electric step van and how it leads toward a more sustainable future.

A suitable substitute for conventional delivery vans:

The W56 all-electric step van is the company’s first purpose-built chassis platform erected from the ground up at its factory in Union City, Indiana. It has been designed to cater to the fleet delivery industry, making it the perfect substitute for conventional gas-guzzling delivery vans. With its sleek and stylish design, the step van is a compact and efficient vehicle that offers significant cost savings compared to traditional delivery vans. The electric powertrain of the step van ensures a lower total cost of ownership, with a reduction in maintenance costs and fuel expenses. The van also boasts 1000 cubic feet of cargo space, meaning it has more space than traditional delivery vans.

Sustainability-focused technology:

The all-electric step van is perfect for fleet operators who want to transition to more sustainable fleets. The van is equipped with a 210 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides a range of up to 150 miles on a single charge. This impressive range will enable fleet operators to make long trips without any worry about running out of power, making it an ideal choice for delivery services.

Driver-focused design:

The all-electric step van is designed with the driver in mind, ensuring maximum comfort and safety. The van features an adjustable driver’s seat, a tilting steering wheel, and a climate control system. These features provide that the driver is comfortable and focused while driving, which can help reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Unmatched reliability:

With its advanced engineering, the all-electric step van is designed to offer unmatched reliability. The van features a regenerative braking system, which not only enhances the range of the vehicle but also reduces wear and tear on the braking system. The van also has an all-aluminum body wrapped in composite panels, which not only makes the vehicle lightweight but also ensures that it is resistant to corrosion, making it durable for long-term use.

Cost-effective solution:

The all-electric step van is the perfect solution for fleet operators looking for a cost-effective solution. There is no word on the actual cost, but the W56 is expected to show significant cost savings compared to conventional delivery vehicles. The electric powertrain also means that the vehicle has a lower total cost of ownership, with lower maintenance and fuel expenses. With its 150-mile range, the van is also expected to save money on mileage expenses, making it a more cost-effective solution for fleet operators.


The introduction of the all-electric step van by Workhorse (WKHS) marks a significant milestone in the commercial vehicle industry. Expected to begin production during the third quarter of this year, the van offers a sustainable option for fleet operators and boasts a driver-focused design and unmatched reliability. The van is a cost-effective solution for any fleet delivery service with 1000 cubic feet of cargo space and a 150-mile range. As we move towards a more sustainable future, the all-electric step van is set to lead the way in the commercial vehicle industry.


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