Workhorse Group’s patented electric vehicle features a frame structure with an operator cabin and rear compartment, powered by electric motors. The vehicle includes a body with a first sidewall, door for cabin access, and a unique canopy system for storage access. GlobalData’s report on Workhorse Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Workhorse Group, HEV energy management was a key innovation area identified from patents. Workhorse Group's grant share as of January 2024 was 46%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Electric vehicle with operator cabin, rear compartment, and canopy

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Workhorse Group Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11884198B2) discloses an electric vehicle design featuring a unique frame structure with an operator cage defining an operator cabin and a rear compartment. The vehicle includes at least one electric motor for propulsion, a body supported by the frame structure, a cap roof, and a canopy. The body incorporates a first sidewall with a door for operator cabin access and an opera window, while the canopy consists of movable sections allowing access to a storage recess. The design also includes biometric door handles, opera window mirrors, and side mirrors for enhanced functionality and safety.

Furthermore, the patent details variations in the electric vehicle design, such as the inclusion of a second sidewall with corresponding doors and windows, a unitary cap roof structure with a gutter for overhang above the doors, and the capability for overhead airborne delivery into the storage recess. The vehicle also features camera systems affixed to the side mirrors for improved visibility and safety. These design elements aim to enhance the functionality, accessibility, and safety features of electric vehicles, catering to a diverse range of user needs and preferences.

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