Nationwide bakery orders 100 electric Workhorse vans

AMP Trucks said Friday the company has received an initial purchase order for Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans, with a range of up to 100 miles and built on the W62 chassis.

“These vehicles are particularly well-suited for the stop and go nature of route delivery,” said Steve Burns, CEO of AMP/Workhorse. “With electric cost of approximately $0.11 per mile, these trucks are remarkably cost-efficient, dependable, zero-emission vehicles.”

Marty Rucidlo, President of AMP/Workhorse said the order was placed by a bakery and “one of the largest private fleets in the country.”

AMP/Workhorse will build the new chassis and install the battery electric drive train at its Union City, Ind. assembly plant. In addition to battery electric power, AMP can also equip its Workhorse chassis with gasoline, propane, or CNG engines.

The Workhorse E-100 All-Electric Walk-In Van is approved for incentive funding through the NYSERDA program in New York State and the HVIP program in California. These incentive programs make the cost of a Workhorse all-electric truck on par with traditional diesel trucks, thereby offering great savings on fuel for the life of the truck, the company says.