Workhorse Group, who are an American technology company focused on providing sustainable electric vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector, have announced an order for 6,320 units of its C-Series all-electric delivery vehicles from Pride Group Enterprises. Pride are a Canadian and US-based privately held company with businesses in transportation equipment retail, wholesale, rental, leasing and logistics.
The order is split between Workhorse’s C-1000 and C-650 models and is subject to various production and delivery conditions. Initial delivery of the electric vehicles could begin as soon as July 2021 and will run through to 2026. The delivered vehicles will be distributed through Pride dealerships for fleet use. Inventory financing will be being provided by Hitachi Capital America.
Duane Hughes, Workhorse CEO, said: “Our new agreement with Pride marks our largest individual order to-date and expands our sales channel internationally into Canada for the first time. 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.”
Sam Johal, Pride Group Enterprises CEO, said: “Pride is excited to establish this new partnership, which will add last-mile delivery vehicles to our existing product offering. It is one of the key steps we have taken over the past year towards achieving our future target of 100 percent electric vehicles.”
Kirk Mann, SVP & GM Transportation Finance at Hitachi Capital America, said: “Workhorse’s last-mile delivery trucks continue to be in demand across North America, which has been highlighted from our dealer group surveys and is further illustrated by this large order from Pride. “We are proud that our Mobility Solutions effort is a North American answer to this important electric vehicle fleet program.”