March 10, 2020

Work Truck Show charges ahead with electric vans and trucks

If there was ever a sign that powertrain electrification is forging ahead, it was at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis last week.

Five manufacturers showcased electric vans at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Sparking additional interest, XL Fleet debuted two heavy-duty hybrid Chevy Silverados, Motiv brought their latest electric F-59 chassis and Crane Carrier Company said they were on track to offering an electric truck.

However it was electric vans presented by Ford, Morgan Olson, Utilimaster and Workhorse that served as a big reminder of the growing interest in vans fueled in large part by swelling e-commerce.