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Havelaar Canada Unveils Its Electric Pickup Truck

On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

It looks like Workhorse has a contender in the electric truck game. The Canadian arm of a company called Havelaar unveiled its Bison battery electric pickup at the EVVE Conference in Ontario this week.

Havelaar Electric Pickup

Launched in partnership with the University of Toronto, the Havelaar Bison features a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain that is designed to withstand Canada’s cold weather and rough terrain. It uses an electronic vehicle dynamics management system, and is engineered to tackle steep off-road grades under a full load.

It’s built upon a carbon fiber-reinforced steel space frame, and Havelaar promises “class-leading” torsional stiffness.

The Bison’s battery pack offers a driving range of 186 miles on a single charge. It provides 46 cubic feet of exterior cargo space, with another 18 cubic feet of lockable storage. Inside the cabin is a digital instrument panel, as well as a large, central touchscreen display reminiscent of that in a Tesla. Other details are still scarce, including price and production intent.

Workhorse group recently unveiled its W-15 range-extended electric pickup for fleets, and is exploring offering a consumer version as well. Tesla also has plans to produce an electric pickup in 18 to 24 months, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk.

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