Lordstown delivers the first batch of endurance electric trucks

Lordstown announced this week that the first of its endurance pickup trucks have been delivered for customer delivery.

The Endurance is a fully fledged electric pickup with wheel hub motors. It was first shown in 2020 and customer deliveries could finally begin after the recent completion of the homologation process, a process that includes certification from both the EPA and CARB.

The EPA has yet to release a range figure, but Lordstown puts it at 193 miles. The battery is a 109 kWh unit and peak power is 550 horsepower, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds, a top speed of 118 mph, a maximum payload of 1,050 pounds and a max Towing capacity of 8,000 pounds.

Most of those numbers are beaten by the rival Ford F-150 Lightning, which is also cheaper with a starting price of $46,974. The Endurance starts at $65,000, and Lordstown offers a 96-month, 100,000-mile warranty on the battery and wheel motors. The truck comes with a 36-month warranty with a range of 36,000 miles.

Lordstown endurance

Lordstown endurance

The Endurance will be built at a Lordstown, Ohio facility owned and operated by Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer known for building iPhones for Apple. Foxconn acquired Lordstown’s former GM plant late last year after Lordstown suffered a cash crisis. Lordstown originally acquired the plant from GM in 2019.

A first batch of 500 endurance trucks are built and delivered to fleet customers. Lordstown said it will work with Foxconn to slowly ramp up production once supply chain constraints are resolved.

The Endurance isn’t the only vehicle Foxconn plans to build at the Ohio plant. The company, which has its own Foxtron EV brand, will also build vehicles for EV startups Fisker and Indi at the plant.

Lordstown and Foxconn are also planning a joint venture agreement to jointly develop future commercial vehicles on a modular EV platform developed by Foxconn.

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