Workhorse and Prefix Partner for EV Delivery Vehicles
April 12, 2019—Workhorse Group Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with 40-year automotive industry veteran Prefix Corporation for the final design, development and production of its NGEN series all-electric delivery van. This partnership signals a key step in moving forward following Workhorse's change of leadership in February 2019.
The two companies are now focused on building an underlying platform to support 1,200 ft3, 1,000 ft3 and a 650 ft3 capacity delivery vans. To streamline cost and increase production efficiency, all sizes will share a common cab and chassis configuration. The new delivery vans will be built on a low-floor chassis platform developed by Workhorse while Prefix will develop, build, and supply the 100 percent composite cab and body.
Production is scheduled to begin in Workhorse's Union City, Ind. plant in the third quarter of 2019 with deliveries beginning soon after.
"Our new collaboration with Workhorse has been a natural progression, given that we've already previously designed and built several prototype cabs and bodies on the Workhorse electric chassis," Eric Zeile, president of Prefix Corporation said. "We are thrilled to work alongside Workhorse in producing the most efficient, cost effective and technologically advanced last-mile delivery van."