Lordstown Motors Corp. recently announced that its upcoming Lordstown Endurance EV pickup truck has accumulated some 40,000 pre-orders thus far. The new all-electric pickup will rival the forthcoming Chevy Silverado EV. Additionally, the startup EV automaker released the first images of the interior for the new Endurance pickup.
Pre-orders for the new Lordstown Endurance pickup truck are not binding, and may be canceled or delayed. According to the automaker, the pre-orders equal roughly $2 billion in potential revenue for the startup.
A recent announcement indicates that Lordstown has entered a new agreement with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp., which will result in the EV startup becoming a publicly listed company. “Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to take place next month, the combined company will be named Lordstown Motors Corp. and listed on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol, ‘RIDE’,” the automaker states.
The latest interior images of the Lordstown Endurance pickup truck reveal a wide digital screen stretched across the top of the dash, with readouts for things like speed and battery levels, as well as power delivery. The center console sports a few knobs and hard inputs, plus two cupholders, while the center stack consists of comfort controls and a few knobs. It also appears as though the infotainment system will support Apple CarPlay.
Lordstown CEO Steve Burns previously indicated that production of the Lordstown Endurance will kick off in the first quarter of 2021. The vehicle is designed primarily for fleet use, and will use body-on-frame construction with four hub motors and 4WD. The sprint to 60 mph will take approximately 5.5 seconds, with a max range estimated at 250 miles.
Although the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV is better suited to rival the Lordstown Endurance, GM will first step into the electric-powered truck segment with the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is set for a full reveal on October 20th, 2020.