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Lordstown Motors : production resumes

  • Production has resumed, but the pace is slow

  • An agreement has been reached with Amerit Fleet Solutions

  • There are still issues with the supply crisis.


 

The small American manufacturer Lordstown Motors announced this week that assembly of its electric pickup truck had just resumed in April. Let’s remember that the new player in the electrified pickup arena halted production earlier this February to address quality issues.

The trouble is, the small manufacturer also indicated that production rates would remain low and that it didn’t yet know how long this situation would last. Liquidity problems and production issues are among the reasons for this situation.

So far, Lordstown has produced only 31 units of its electric truck, while the company has had to recall 19 vehicles to resolve problems with those already delivered or the ones used internally.

As a reminder, Lordstown had already forecast a slowdown for the beginning of the year in January due to the supply chain crisis. Among the hard-to-find parts were components of the hub motor.

An agreement was also reached with Amerit Fleet Solutions to service and maintain its fleet customers.

Lordstown Motors Co. owned by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm known for assembling iPhone phones for Apple, among other things, assembles its Endurance pickups at the Lordstown, Ohio, plant. The pickup leaves the factory with four electric motors totaling 550 horsepower and an estimated range between recharges of 200 miles (or 322 km).

While these figures are not very impressive compared to other electric pickups already on the market, the fact remains that the manufacturer is already working on another commercial vehicle project with Foxconn resources. The vehicle in question would be based on a new generation platform.

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