Workhorse Highlights W56 Step Van Commercial Readiness

May 3, 2023

Workhorse Group emphasized the commercial readiness of its W56 step van — initially unveiled this past March — announcing that dealers are now taking pre-orders before production begins in Q3 2023.

“Today, commercial vehicle operators are one step closer to having the W56 in their fleet,” said Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch. “This vehicle incorporates the extensive on-road learnings of our legacy vehicles and improves upon those models with a new custom-designed chassis. The early feedback on the W56 has been encouraging as we’re seeing real interest start to build ahead of official production start in the third quarter of this year.”

Available in several work truck configurations, the W56 is Workhorse’s new Class 5-6 zero-emission delivery work van is designed to meet the demands of the commercial vehicle industry. The vehicle supports a benchmark payload capacity of up to approximately 10,000 pounds and a range of up to 150 miles. The W56 also offers a 1,000-plus cubic foot cargo box with a lowered step-in and wide cabin door. The cabin was also ergonomically designed providing safety and comfort during longer shifts.

The company leveraged the existing Workhorse designs, as well as nine million plus miles of service time on the road. Customer demonstration vehicles are now ready, with regular production beginning in the third quarter of 2023.