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July 24, 2020 4:00 PM, EDT

Ryder Offers Workhorse Electric Step Van

Workhorse C 1000A Workhorse C 1000 electric step van. Ryder will place the first group of Workhorse C 1000 vehicles through COOP. (Youtube via Duane Hughes)

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Workhorse Group Inc. announced Ryder System Inc. is offering the C-Series Workhorse all-electric step van and that Ryder will place the first group of Workhorse C 1000 vehicles through COOP.

The peer-to-peer, truck-sharing platform connects fleet managers to businesses that are looking to rent vehicles.

Also, the Workhorse electric vehicles will be available for longer-term leases to the Ryder customer base through its ChoiceLease and SelectCare product lines. Service and charging capabilities are available out of Ryder’s 11-facility charge network across California. This includes two recently upgraded facilities, in Fontana and Northridge, that feature the latest ABB DC fast chargers installed by Ryder infrastructure partner In-Charge Energy.

“We see immediate opportunities for customers to realize the benefits of our electric vehicles and turnkey infrastructure model … in this new economy where demand for electric last-mile delivery vehicles continues to increase,” Chris Nordh, Ryder senior director of advanced vehicle technology, said in a release.

The Workhorse C 1000 electric van offers 1,000 cubic feet of cargo space, weighing in at 13,000 pounds when fully loaded. The composite body is lighter than aluminum, powered by a modular battery pack system, and features a new low-floor platform for easy in-and-out access. The van also is equipped with an onboard proprietary telematics system, enabling the user to track and monitor performance in real time. The standard C 1000 delivers nearly 100 miles of range and 37 mpg, according to the Cincinnati-based company.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 10 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 5 on the TT Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies. — Transport Topics

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