Ohio-based electrical car startup Workhorse is suspending deliveries of its C-1000 electrical supply vans and recalling 41 autos which have already been despatched to prospects, telling regulators the vans want “additional testing and modifications” to be able to adjust to federal security requirements.
It was the newest setback for the corporate, which lately deserted its effort to overturn the US Postal Service’s determination to let a distinct firm construct the next-generation mail truck. That contract was awarded to protection producer Oshkosh earlier this 12 months.
The C-1000 is supposed to be Workhorse’s flagship car, with 1,000 cubic toes of cargo area. The corporate mentioned it was persevering with to tinker with the design, even because it lastly received the car into manufacturing this previous quarter following years of struggles.
However apparently that wasn’t sufficient to stave off a recall. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Workhorse mentioned it recognized “a number of enhancements in the production process and design of the C-1000 to address customer feedback, primarily related to vehicle dynamics to increase the vehicles’ payload capacity.”
“We have identified a number of opportunities to improve our C-1000 series vehicles and are committed to getting these previously delivered vehicles back on the road,” Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch mentioned in an announcement. “Importantly, we remain on track to communicate our new, long-term strategic roadmap to enhance our trucks and operational capabilities on our third quarter earnings call. We continue to be confident in our ability to be a leading manufacturer of last-mile delivery vehicles over the long term.”
The corporate says it intends to finish its testing of the C-1000 within the fourth quarter of this 12 months and can present an replace to traders in the course of the third quarter earnings report.