Lordstown Motors on Monday confirmed 100,000 non-binding pre-orders for its Endurance electric powered pickup truck, and said in a press release that the pickup is “on track” to commence generation in September.
That milestone will come just two months after Lordstown introduced 50,000 pre-orders for the Endurance. The enterprise is concentrating on professional fleets, fairly than retail potential buyers, which are inclined to invest in cars in substantial batches (Lordstown claims the common purchase sizing is approximately 600 automobiles per fleet), making it possible for orders to accumulate extra speedily.
Unveiled very last summer season, the Endurance boasts 600 horsepower, an believed vary of 250 miles, and a 7,500-pound towing ability, according to Lordstown. It is key engineering novelty is the use of in-wheel hub motors intended by Slovenian organization Elaphe, but created onsite by Lordstown. The corporation is quoting a $45,000 base price tag for the truck, before incentives.
Lordstown was established to choose about a former Normal Motors factory in its namesake Ohio town. Existing amenities, which past built the Chevrolet Cruze sedan and hatchback, will be augmented with a 700,000-square-foot battery pack and hub motor production facility, the company formerly stated.
Soon after finishing prototype and “Alpha” pre-production builds, Lordstown explained it is now making “Beta” pre-creation automobiles, having it a move nearer to the begin of client-car or truck production later on this yr.
Lordstown CEO Steve Burns has explained an SUV and a smaller pickup truck are currently being viewed as as stick to-ups to the Endurance. The corporation has also indicated that its skateboard system could also be used for a upcoming RV project with Illinois-based mostly Camping Planet, which is by now contracted as a services and collision-repair service provider for the Stamina.