The Lordstown Motor Company Endurance electric fleet pickup made its official debut during an online live stream held earlier today.
While Lordstown Motors had previously released photos of the Endurance to media, the emissions-free pickup had yet to make its official debut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns appeared to introduce the truck during today’s live stream, with Vice President Mike Pence also giving a presentation after driving the truck up on stage.
The Endurance will feature four in-wheel hub motors that will provide a maximum output of 600 horsepower and 2,000 pound-feet of torque. The company has not said how big its in-house lithium-ion battery pack will be, but says the truck will be able to travel more than 250 miles on a single charge. It will enable both Level 2 and Level 3 charging, with the former filling the battery in 10 hours and the latter in around 1.5 hours. The truck will have a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 lbs and will be electronically limited to 80 mph.
Additionally, the Endurance aims to make life easier for fleet customers thanks to its offboard, 120V power supply, which can be used to power electric tools, flood lights and other accessories.
The truck, which will only be available as a crew cab from launch and will seat up to five people, will start at $52,500 before government incentives.
Lordstown Motors has not published photos of the fleet pickup’s interior, but a design sketch released this week shows a simple and straight forward dash layout with a widescreen display that serves as both the instrument cluster and center infotainment screen. The sketch shows a four-spoke steering wheel similar to the one used in current General Motors trucks, a wide center console and physical knobs for the HVAC and/or audio controls.
The Endurance will be built at the former Lordstown Assembly plant, which the start-up company purchased from GM last year for an undisclosed sum. Production is expected to start in late 2020 or early 2021, with the deliveries expected to commence early next year. The company said it already has a full year’s worth of orders on the books, which is believed to be equivalent to around 20,000 units.
Watch the full replay of the Lordstown Endurance debut event embedded below.