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Workhorse Group has experience electrifying trucks. It has been providing hybrid delivery vehicles to the likes of UPS, has introduced a range-extended electric work pickup, and is in the running to supply the powertrain for the next U.S. Postal Service mail truck. Now, the company has launched an electric delivery van called the N-Gen, which offers an optional range extender and delivery drone. The N-Gen is all-wheel drive, and offers an electric range of 100 miles. Workhorse CEO Steve Burns said it will probably offer about 60 MPGe, "as opposed to 8 that a gasoline [truck] might get." Meant as a last-mile delivery vehicle, it has low cargo floors to maximize space and to allow workers to more quickly and safely load and unload. The N-Gen can also be equipped with the company's Horsefly autonomous drone system, which launches from the top of the truck to bring a package to its final destination. Workhorse will deploy a fleet of all-electric N-Gen vans as part of a pilot program … [Read more...] about Workhorse introduces N-Gen electric delivery truck