Workhorse C-Series all-electric step vans located outside company offices.

Workhorse C-Series all-electric step vans located outside company offices.

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Workhorse Group Inc. has received an initial purchase order for 20 of its all-electric C-1000 delivery vehicles from eTrucks, a Cincinnati-based, newly-launched trucking company.

The trucking company plans to function as a vehicle buyer and reseller and will be offering fleet funding programs and services tailored for different business needs, according to the company. eTrucks also aims to provide flexible financing options for its customers, including owned or leased programs. 

"As an Ohio-based operation, we've been able to experience up-close the quality of the Workhorse vehicles for some time, and we're appreciative of the opportunity to partner with a world-class organization as we ramp up our operations,” said Bill Hamilton, eTrucks managing partner. “Going forward, we plan to offer these vehicles on a national platform for sale and leasing." 

Its primary target market will be the small-to-medium sized business (SMB) fleet operators in the Ohio area with plans for regional and even national expansion in the near future.

“The SMB fleet operator represents a major opportunity for additional sales, and we're looking forward to growing our partnership with another Ohio-based organization to improve last-mile delivery for everyone,” Workhorse CEO Duane Hughes said. “Pursuing sales agreements with resellers, like eTrucks, allows Workhorse to expand our sales reach and take advantage of economies of scale that would otherwise be unavailable through individual transactions."

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