Lordstown is preparing a new electric pickup truck

Lordstown is preparing a new electric pickup truck

February 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

American startup Lordstown Motors wants to get ahead of local competitors and make America’s first 600-horsepower electric pickup

Pickups are a big business in America, therefore it is not surprising that several American manufacturers want to cash in on this and are preparing the onslaught of electric vehicles. The Rivian R1T is scheduled to enter production later this year, Tesla will launch Cybertruck next year, and the electric Ford F-150 will go on sale in 2021.

But the American startup Lordstown Motors wants to defeat its competitors by first releasing an electric pickup truck in the United States. It’s called Endurance, and as Lordstown claims, it will be “the first all-electric pickup designed for modern work.”

What distinguishes the American Endurance from other electric trucks is its unique wheel drive system. Four separate central motors are located inside the wheels to free up space and provide all-wheel drive, and an advanced computer and software system optimizes every turn, stop, and lane change. Lordstown says this mechanical drivetrain setup makes the Endurance look like a sports car and provides “better grip than any ordinary car.”

Designed for commercial use, Lordstown Endurance will have a towing capacity of 3,400 kg and ride on 20-inch wheels. A total of four electric motors provide a total power of 600 horsepower. As for the power reserve, the manufacturer promises at least 400 km on a single charge. When using level 3 DC charging, Endurance can charge up to 95% in 30-90 minutes.

Last year, Lordstown Motors acquired General Motors Lordstown in Ohio, where Endurance will be built from scratch. The video gives us the opportunity to look inside the high-tech factory that was used by GM from 1966 to 2019.

Lordstown Endurance will debut at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show in June, with first deliveries to customers starting later this year. Pickup prices start at $ 52,500. For comparison, the Rivian R1T costs from $ 69,000, and the Tesla Cybertruck will cost at least $ 39,900