Pride Group Enterprises has placed the order that will be split between the C-650 and C-1000 battery-electric step vans.
Workhorse Group Inc. has received a purchase order for 6,320 C-Series all-electric delivery vehicles from Pride Group Enterprises, the transportation equipment retail, rental, leasing company with locations across the U.S. and Canada. The order is split between Workhorse’s C-1000 and C-650 models and is subject to various production and delivery conditions, according to Workhorse.
The three C-Series designations — the 650, 1000 and 1200 — refer to their cubic-foot sizes. A C-Series van with a four module battery pack has a 100-mile range while the six-pack provides up to 150 miles.
The Workhorse C-650
Inventory financing is being provided by Hitachi Capital America as part of the companies’ strategic partnership. Initial delivery of the vehicles may begin by July 2021 and will run through 2026, Workhorse noted. The delivered vehicles will be distributed through Pride dealerships for fleet use.
“Our new agreement with Pride marks our largest individual order to-date and expands our sales channel internationally into Canada for the first time,” said Workhorse CEO Duane Hughes. “Our ongoing partnership with HCA continues to bear fruit as we gear up for scaled production in 2021. This large order solidifies our first-mover advantage and indicates the heightened interest in our last mile delivery products.”
For Pride, the new partnership will add last mile delivery vehicles to the existing product offering.
“It is one of the key steps we have taken over the past year towards achieving our future target of 100% electric vehicles, including our recently finalized largest Class 8 EV order,” Pride Group Enterprises CEO Sam Johal said. “We are continuing to work on infrastructure to provide public charging stations at all of our locations as well as EV service, OEM warranty and parts across all major North America highways.”