- Lordstown has shared teaser images of its Endurance electric truck that will be unveiled at a live-streamed event tomorrow.
- The pickup is expected to be delivered to fleet customers at the beginning of 2021, with the first consumers getting their trucks in late 2021.
- Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be at the event after the facility became a target of President Trump on Twitter.
Ahead of tomorrow's unveiling of its Endurance electric truck, Lordstown Motors released a series of teaser images of the vehicle that up until this point has only been seen via 3D renderings. While the front of the vehicle is shrouded in darkness that sort of makes it look like a very angry bear face, the close-ups of the lights and side mirror give us a least a hint that we’re going to see a real vehicle at tomorrow’s event that’ll be attended by Vice President Mike Pence.
The Lordstown Endurance will join offerings from Tesla, GM, Rivian, and others in the growing segment of electric trucks. Lordstown is setting itself apart from these potential competitors with its hub-motor system, which places the electric powerplant directly in the wheels. Starting at $52,500, the pickup has a target range of 250-plus miles, although the automaker has yet to share information about battery capacity.
Lordstown says the Endurance will have a peak output of 600 hp and a towing capacity of 6000 pounds. As for the rest of the specs, hopefully the company will shed light on those tomorrow. A live stream of the event will begin at noon eastern time.
The Endurance will be the first vehicle built by the electric vehicle startup and is expected to be delivered to commercial fleet customers in early 2021 with consumers taking delivery of their trucks in late 2021.
As he generally does, Pence will be acting as a surrogate for Trump, who has tweeted and spoken in public on multiple occasions about the Lordstown factory. He criticized GM for shuttering the facility, then acknowledged it was purchased by Lordstown Motors from GM. On March 27, Trump tweeted that GM should be using the Lordstown plant to build ventilators, even though at that point Lordstown Motors had owned the facility since November 2019.