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Endurance debuts June 25
tribune chronicle ^ | 06/16/20 | RON SELAK JR.

Posted on 06/16/2020 5:45:10 AM PDT by mylife

Lordstown Motors Corp. will give the public its first glimpse of the startup’s all-electric Endurance pickup truck during a June 25 event at the company’s headquarters in Lordstown.

Lordstown Motors Corp. will give the public its first glimpse of the startup’s all-electric Endurance pickup truck next week at the company’s headquarters in Lordstown.

The June 25 launch at the facility, the former General Motors assembly plant, was given the OK by the state with 150 to 200 guests practicing social distancing and wearing masks / goggles amid the viral outbreak.

Company officials had planned to publicly reveal the Endurance this month in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, but its cancellation caused the company to change gears and do a virtual reveal instead.

The media, including this newspaper, will be at the plant next week for the unveiling, which will be filmed and released to the public June 26 or June 29.

For now, the event is set to begin at 4:15 p.m. with a news conference with Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns and other executives followed by a 5:30 p.m. launch. There is also time set aside for ride-along opportunities.

“This will be the Endurance’s public debut, and the only time we have planned in the next few months to make the truck available to view in person,” a release from the company states.

The company expects to announce sometime this week the firm designing the truck.

It is partnering with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies in Slovenia to manufacture the Endurance’s in-wheel motor at the plant in Lordstown. Already, engineering on the manufacturing line at the plant has begun, and the areas for the new battery and motor lines — so far 200,000 square feet — have been demolished, according to the company.

In addition, work to finalize the prototype battery pack is ongoing with the goal of having a semi-automated line for pre-production at the plant this year and the retooling the body shop was to start last week. Paint and stamping work also is moving ahead.

Late in May, the company announced Westlake-based Momentum Groups, a fleet management company that specializes in corporate vehicles, pledged to buy 900 Endurances. The agreement ensures Momentum will be among the first commercial fleet customers to receive delivery of the pickup in early 2021 when full-scale production starts.

Lordstown Motors also has commitments from Akron’s First Energy to purchase 250 Endurances for its fleet, Clean Fuels Ohio to encourage the sale of 500 trucks and from Innervation, a Florida company that specializes in electric-vehicle charging stations, to broker 1,000 more of the trucks to clients to convert fleets to electric vehicles.

The truck has a starting sticker price of $52,000 before various tax credits.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: endurance; lordstown
Will it fly?
1 posted on 06/16/2020 5:45:10 AM PDT by mylife
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2 posted on 06/16/2020 5:46:17 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

They can keep it.


3 posted on 06/16/2020 5:50:47 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: kickstart

Tim Ryan’s baby.


4 posted on 06/16/2020 5:52:54 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kickstart
It's nothing but this for adults.


5 posted on 06/16/2020 5:54:50 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: mylife

Aw crap - it’s got a 5 1/2’ bed! I can’t work with that. Gimme a 6 1/2’ bed and I’ll think about it.

$52K is about the same as an F150.


6 posted on 06/16/2020 6:03:30 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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I think they are low balling the price.


7 posted on 06/16/2020 6:06:22 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CodeToad

What is the range on that thing?
Groovy colors!


8 posted on 06/16/2020 6:07:33 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
What is the range on that thing?
It'll make it to the mailbox and back on a rural road
9 posted on 06/16/2020 6:18:00 AM PDT by Karma_Sherab
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To: mylife
It may fly but it will never leave the ground doing so. 8>)
10 posted on 06/16/2020 6:19:22 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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Gotta’ burn gas (preferably lots of it), else it’s a snowflake “truck” (the only “trucks” that run on batteries are toy trucks).


11 posted on 06/16/2020 6:21:34 AM PDT by Psalm 73
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https://lordstownmotors.com/pages/endurance


12 posted on 06/16/2020 6:31:21 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Karma_Sherab

Endurance claims 250 mi range on a 10 hr charge.
Not good enough.


13 posted on 06/16/2020 7:08:26 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

6.2M sq ft!!
1,400 ACRES!!!

That is a lot of overhead.

I wish them well, but they may be a bit late for the party.?

And Lordstown has had more than a few labor problems over the years, might be something bad in the water?


14 posted on 06/16/2020 7:21:19 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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The Valley has been late to the party for 50 years.


15 posted on 06/16/2020 8:19:40 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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