W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of several Workhorse E-Gen electrified, range-extended step vans on leases from Ryder System, Inc., the company announced.
“Ryder is proud to be working with W.B. Mason to bring long-term environmental and cost-saving benefits of electric vehicles to its business and we look forward to expanding the partnership in the years to come,” said Dennis Cooke, Ryder's president of global fleet management solutions. “When companies outsource to Ryder, they get the value of our extensive experience operating and maintaining advanced vehicle technology fleets, so they can reduce risk, increase uptime, and speed return on investment.”
Workhorse’s E-Gen step van demonstrates a 40 MPGe fuel efficiency in on-the-road applications, which reduces vehicle emissions by 75% and is six times more efficient than conventional step vans. The E-Gen model provides an average range of 120 miles on a single charge with 60 electric miles enabled by Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs, and an additional 60 miles using the integrated BMW range extender.
In 2017, W.B. Mason announced its plans to lease Workhorse E-Gen hybrid-electric vehicles through Ryder and is taking delivery of four electric vehicles from Ryder this year.
Ryder collaborated with Workhorse to develop the electrified vehicle chassis and Morgan Olson to configure a customized truck specification that meets the delivery requirements of W.B. Mason. The vehicles will be supported by ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle charging network, as the primary charging infrastructure provider.