AMP Holding Inc., an OEM manufacturer of alternative fuel trucks, under the Workhorse brand, today announced that its all electric medium-duty step van has successfully completed accelerated durability testing at Transportation Research Center (TRC).
TRC was tasked with simulating package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep their vans in service for 20 years or more. The accelerated durability testing ran for 4,000 miles during the Ohio winter from February to April.
The tests included running 2,000 miles at curb weight and 2,000 miles fully loaded. Each durability cycle was just under 10 miles long.
“The testing is key validation for the durability and engineering integrity of the AMP all-electric system,” AMP CEO Stephen Burns says.
AMP’s all-electric proprietary system incorporates a dual-motor system, producing 250 kw and accelerates the 19,500 GVW vehicle faster than the original factory-installed diesel engine.
The system has a total energy storage system of 100 kwhr that can push the 1,000 cubic foot vehicle 100 miles on a single charge.
The company says its durability testing during the winter demonstrates, on an accelerated time frame, the ability of AMP’s powertrain, battery management system and related all-electric components to successfully withstand the rigors of operating under extremely demanding conditions while maintaining the structural integrity of the vehicle and AMP’s all-electric system.