Workhorse, startup maker of Classes 4-6 electric delivery vehicles, said it has signed Burr Truck and Trailer Sales as its first distribution and service partner in New York state and the first dealership for its EVs in the northeastern U.S.
The announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Workhorse said production had begun on its delayed Class 4 W750 delivery van and, at the same time, named its first certified dealer in Georgia, Smyrna Truck. Kingsburg Truck Center became the EV maker's first certified dealership in California in March.
Founded in 1967 and based in Vestal, New York, Burr is a third-generation, family-owned commercial truck dealership offering services, sales, and leasing of Classes 3-8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks, according to a July 12 release from Workhorse.
"As we continue to produce and deliver a growing number of Class 4 and other last-mile delivery products, we are also actively building out our national distribution capabilities," Workhorse CEO Rick Dauch said in the release. "This partnership with Burr Truck gives us a pivotal foothold in the northeastern U.S. and aligns our sales efforts with an established name brand in the region."
Chuck Burr, president of Burr Truck and Trailer Sales, added: "The Workhorse W4 CC and W750 fit well with our current medium- and heavy-duty product line, giving our company the opportunity to expand our service offering to a larger demographic in a state that is at the forefront of EV adoption."
According to the release, Burr Truck is investing in EV charging infrastructure, including but not limited to a Level 3 DC Fast Charge 120-kilowatt ABB Terra 124 charging system. Burr also has made additional investments in training, tooling, and safety equipment, supporting its commitment to be a premier New York truck dealership and offering customers a partner for the ins and outs of battery-electric vehicles.