“The times they are a-changin,” Bob Dylan once said. That can be said about many things, but today we’re talking about the growing prevalence of alternatively fueled vehicles. This process is already well on it’s way in the passenger vehicle sector. All the top producing car manufacturers offer a number of hybrid and electric vehicles.
It was only a matter of time before public transit jumped on the band-wagon. Local transportation companies have used and tested electric, hybrid, CNG, and even hydrogen vehicles. Now we are starting to see more and more alternative fuel companies diving into the commercial vehicle sector. UPS has used natural gas vehicles in areas of the country for years and in a previous blog article we talked about the electric Zenith Cargo Van joining the sector. This week we wanted to highlight a company called Amp Electric who has re-birthed the Workhorse name.
Amp Electric has taken the Workhorse chassis and updated the vehicle with a brand new electric drive system . The E-Gen E-100 is powered by a 268 hp electric engine with a range of approximately 60 miles. That might sound low but the E-gen also has a range extender built in. Any time the vehicle is put in park, a small 25 hp gas/propane engine fires up to recharge the battery pack.
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