Wednesday, September 23, 2020
News The Lordstown Endurance Inches Closer to Reality

The Lordstown Endurance Inches Closer to Reality

Is this the first mass-produced EV pickup?


  • The Lordstown Endurance EV pickup is aimed at commercial truck buyers.
  • Base price is set at $52,500 USD.
  • Four electric motors produce a total of 600 horsepower; driving range estimated at 250 miles.

When General Motors stopped production of the Chevrolet Cruise and shut down its Lordstown assembly plant, an EV startup acquired the facility, established itself as Lordstown Motors and revealed sketches of its future fully electric pickup truck, the Lordstown Endurance.

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The truck was supposed to make its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show in June, but since the event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is preparing an online reveal that’s scheduled for this summer. Lordstown Motors is currently planning to ship the first units of its truck in January 2021—making it the first mass-production, all-electric pickup in the market, ahead of the Rivian R1T, the Ford F-150 EV, the Tesla Cybertruck, the Bollinger B2 and the GMC Hummer EV.

Here are the most recent images of the Lordstown Endurance, which the company touts as a 2020 model on their website—for now.

The Endurance is equipped with four electric motors, or one at each wheel, which are said to produce a combined output of 600 horsepower. The 0-to-60 mph dash should take 5.5 seconds, top speed is limited at 80 mph (128 km/h), while towing capacity can reach 7,500 pounds (3,402 kilograms). The truck’s battery pack can be charged up to 95% in 10 hours on a level 2 plug, or between 30 and 90 minutes on a quick charge outlet, and driving range on a full charge is estimated at 250 miles (400 km).

For now, the Lordstown Endurance is developed and engineered with the commercial customer in mind, and following its official debut, the order books will open for the planned 20,000 units to be built in 2021. Base price is pegged at a surprisingly low $52,500 USD.

The pickup’s styling is both rugged and conservative, with a grille-less front end and black striping that runs across its flanks. For now, only one configuration has been revealed, which includes a crew cab and a bed that seems to be about 5.5 feet long—like what’s found on the Detroit Three’s pickups.

We’re anxious to see the Lordstown Endurance during its official debut, but also to see if it will indeed hit the market before everyone else.

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