March 22, 2018
In 2017, W.B. Mason announced its plans to lease Workhorse E-GEN electric vehicles through Ryder and is taking delivery of four electric vehicles from Ryder this year. (Photo courtesy of Ryder)
Ryder System, Inc. announced that W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of Workhorse E-GEN electric, range-extended step vans. The company has expanded its fleet with the Workhorse electric vehicles to support its national business product delivery operations.
“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, president, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “We are committed to leveraging our experience and expertise to help further the adoption of this innovative fleet solution. 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% percent 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 miles all-electric utilizing Panasonic Li-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 electric vehicles through Ryder and is taking delivery of four electric vehicles from Ryder this year. The company’s fleet expansion is a continuation of W.B. Mason’s commitment to personalized, pinpoint delivery which aims to enhance its longstanding customer intimate delivery model by providing cost-effective and environmentally sound delivery services.
Ryder collaborated with Workhorse to develop the electric vehicle chassis and Morgan Olson to configure a customized truck specification that meets the unique delivery requirements of a W.B. Mason vehicle. The vehicles will be supported by ChargePoint, the world’s leading electric vehicle charging network, as the primary charging infrastructure provider.