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"Workhorse has announced it is now considering a consumer version of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup. The truck was unveiled earlier this month, and at the time was described as only for commercial use. In order to decide whether the company will offer the W-15 to a broader buying public, it has asked that anyone who'd want want to register your interest on the Workhorse website."

Anyone interested in a full sized 4WD electric pickup with 80 miles electric, 32 MPG highway on the ICE and 460 combined horsepower? Sounds very interesting to me, I'm going to register my interest.

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/05/23/workhorse-consumer-version-w-15-plug-in-hybrid-pickup/

Here's the link to register.

http://workhorse.com
 

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Well, based on all the complaints here that GM needs a truck EV, I hope those people stampede over to Workhorse and place 400k pre-orders :)
 

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Depends on the price and how much I really want a pickup truck again. Might not be elderly passenger friendly enough. That's what I would like bad weather AWD for more than the times I need to carry cargo and such. Going to keep an I on this one though.
 

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I would prefer what the GMAuthority.com rendering, in June 2016, of a S10 / Sonoma small pickup in the $30K price range and
plugin powertrain....The Workhorse just seems to big for the average consumer ??
 

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I signed up to submit my interest. Anyone else interested should do so also.
 

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Well, based on all the complaints here that GM needs a truck EV, I hope those people stampede over to Workhorse and place 400k pre-orders :)
There are only a few I've seen actually desiring an actual PICKUP truck, the stampede has been over an Voltecing an AWD Equinox...The new gen Equinox Chevy downsized, previous gen was considered midsized and now Chevy's calling it compact and it does have smaller dimensions...An article speculated, which is all we can do at this point, that a new midsize SUV will appear in the hot SUV market and could be based on the FNR-X and/or be called a Blazer...The FNR-X was a PHEV, fingers crossed something like that appears sooner than later...

Less expensive than a Lucid Air.
Lucid supposedly has like 1000hp; W15's is no slouch with a 5.5 especially because it's AWD and a truck with some ride height but two different segments with two vastly different drivetrains...
 

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The Workhorse pickup sounds great but one concern I have is the company is geared towards fleet sales so they have no dealerships to handle maintenance and repairs. Their website says their trucks could be maintained at Ryder Truck maintenance locations, but I'm not sure that's much of a help.
 

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Lucid supposedly has like 1000hp; W15's is no slouch with a 5.5 especially because it's AWD and a truck with some ride height but two different segments with two vastly different drivetrains...
Uh huh, and one buyer: Me.

The Workhorse pickup sounds great but one concern I have is the company is geared towards fleet sales so they have no dealerships to handle maintenance and repairs. Their website says their trucks could be maintained at Ryder Truck maintenance locations, but I'm not sure that's much of a help.
Good point. My other immediate concern is the I3 engine for the generator. My Volt has a 4-banger. Is a 2 cylinder BMW engine going to crank a generator big enough for a pickup? My home generator has a V-twin, but damn it's loud.

Oh, that and I'm back at BMW for repairs and parts? That didn't go so well last time. Kinda pushed me at the Chevy dealer who had something I was interested in.
 

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Uh huh, and one buyer: Me.



Good point. My other immediate concern is the I3 engine for the generator. My Volt has a 4-banger. Is a 2 cylinder BMW engine going to crank a generator big enough for a pickup? My home generator has a V-twin, but damn it's loud.

Oh, that and I'm back at BMW for repairs and parts? That didn't go so well last time. Kinda pushed me at the Chevy dealer who had something I was interested in.
They said in the same article I quoted, the prototype has a i3 engine now, which they claim can power it at non-highway speeds, they're moving onto a 3 cylinder turbo for production which can run at highway speeds...They claim 28mpg HWY although I'm not entirely sure if commercial and consumers EPA cycles are the same...
 

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Well, based on all the complaints here that GM needs a truck EV, I hope those people stampede over to Workhorse and place 400k pre-orders :)
I want a BEV truck, and I feel that GM is in the best position to build one. EREV trucks are fine, but not enough for me to trade in my current truck.

And it comes with a spare tire too. Nice to see some vehicles still include one.
As far as I know, every truck does. The movement away from spares is primarily in the car market, where space and weight are at a premium. Any vehicle that is used for heavy loads and towing requires matching tires and wheels.
 

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They said in the same article I quoted, the prototype has a i3 engine now, which they claim can power it at non-highway speeds, they're moving onto a 3 cylinder turbo for production which can run at highway speeds...They claim 28mpg HWY although I'm not entirely sure if commercial and consumers EPA cycles are the same...

BMW's i8 supercar is a plug-in hybrid and its ICE is, I think, that 3 cyl turbo.
 

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BMW's i8 supercar is a plug-in hybrid and its ICE is, I think, that 3 cyl turbo.
You're right...

Edit to add in the article: "BMW twin will be swapped out for a larger engine—a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder" which is the same size as the i8...
 
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