Ryder to be maintenance, distribution partner for electric vehicle, drone manufacturer

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS), an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone manufacturer, the company said.

Ryder will be the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse´s entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America and will provide a combination of warranty and maintenance services as part of Ryder´s SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio.

Ryder will also serve as the primary distributor in North America for Workhorse´s E-100 and E-GEN range-extended medium-duty vehicles, as well as the company´s new W-15 electric pickup truck.

The new partnership will provide Workhorse with access to maintenance solutions at hundreds of Ryder service locations throughout North America.

Workhorse, an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation industry, manufactures and sells the E-100 battery-electric and E-GEN range-extended electric vehicles. The company also manufactures fully integrated truck-launched, FAA-compliant unmanned aerial systems (UAS) delivery drones.

Ryder, a commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company, offers nationwide access to service facilities, 5,900 certified technicians, and a wide range of maintenance products for all vehicle types.