Lordstown Motors says it has logged 50,000 preorders for its Endurance electrical pickup truck. The corporate, which is concentrating on fleet prospects, stated the typical order dimension is 500 autos. The 50,000 determine “doesn’t seize curiosity the corporate has acquired from organizations that aren’t in place to have the ability to place pre-orders, reminiscent of federal, state and municipal governments and army fleets,” says Lordstown.
Lordstown Motors at the moment employs 250 individuals, and expects to double that headcount by the tip of the yr. By the tip of 2021, it expects to have 1,500 workers.
The corporate has additionally revealed plans to open two satellite tv for pc facilities: a analysis middle in Farmington Hills, Michigan and a service middle in Irvine, California. The analysis middle, which is able to open this week, will function an area for automobile inspection, testing, validation and prototyping. The brand new service middle, “mixed with the corporate’s cell service, will allow Lordstown Motors to service business customers within the southern California area.”
Deliveries of the Endurance electrical pickup are anticipated to start in September 2021, and full manufacturing will ramp up by means of 2022. The ramp-up will embrace building of a 700,000-square-foot battery pack and hub motor manufacturing facility on the Lordstown website.
In the meantime, Goodyear launched a video of some on-track driving checks of the Endurance going down on the tire-maker’s Akron testing facility. The 2 Ohio-based firms beforehand introduced a collaboration on tires and repair.
Supply: The Business Journal