The Lordstown Endurance Pickup Will Still Debut This Summer, But Deliveries Pushed to Next Year
The debut could happen digitally in June this yearby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Deliveries for the Lordstown Endurance were supposed to begin in December 2020. But, courtesy of the ongoing pandemic, the timeline is pushed by a month. Lordstown was also going to launch the electric truck at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show. Even though the motor show is canceled, the automaker will still launch the Endurance around the same time digitally. Will we see this happening with other launches as well?
The Deliveries Are Pushed By Just A Month
Lordstown has pushed the deliveries to January 2021 for now, which is just a month away from the original timeline.
Given the current situation, you can expect this to get pushed even further. Lordstown Motors’ CEO Steve Burns provided a few updates on the company’s standing at this time. He mentioned that many employees are working from home and doing their bit to stop the escalation of COVID-19. However, the design engineers are working on the Endurance’s development and essential maintenance has continued at the plant.
He also mentioned that the company has arrived at two big revelations that show us why commercial trucks are so important and why electric vehicles are the need of the hour:
- Our mission to electrify commercial trucks is even more important than we thought. I think everyone realizes that as tough as it is to stay home, the experience would be much worse - almost unsurvivable - if commercial trucks didn’t keep rolling. Trucks bring supplies, workers, and tools to stores and to our homes.
- The air quality satellite images that are showing the results of having less tailpipe emissions are staggering. Anyone that ever doubted that our air quality could be cleaned up dramatically by eliminating tailpipe emissions should now be cheering for the advent of vehicle electrification - especially truck electrification.
What We Know About The Lordstown Endurance So Far
- The Endurance will be built at the factory previously owned by GM in Lordstown, Ohio
- It will feature an all-wheel-drive system
- 600 horsepower
- It will come with a unique in-wheel hub motor setup
- Lordstown claims a minimum EPA range of 200 miles on a full charge
- A Level 2, seven-kW AC charger takes 10 hours to refill 90 percent of the battery
- Level 3 DC charging can replenish the same amount in 30 to 90 minutes
- Battery size estimated to be around 80-90 kWh
- Top speed limited to 80 mph
- The Endurance can tow up to 7,500 pounds and can climb a 30-percent grade when loaded to GVWR
- driver assistance systems like automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning
- Three years bumper-to-bumper warranty and eight years on the battery
- Base trim priced at $52,500, before federal tax credits
- Deliveries expected from January 2021
Pushing the deliveries by just a month is quite optimistic. It all seems a little unlikely given the current situation, but we should have a clearer picture as time passes.
Source: Lordstown Motors