The Justice Department has opened an investigation into electric-van startup Workhorse Inc. according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The focus of the inquiry, which the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is conducting, wasn’t revealed in the documents.
Spokesmen for the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office and Workhorse declined to comment on the probe.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is also investigating Workhorse, the Journal reported in September. The company has since said it notified the SEC of misstatements it had made to safety regulators.