The Americans created the Endurance electric pickup without the classic transmission

The Americans created the Endurance electric pickup without the classic transmission

August 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A prototype of such a unique car was shown in July, and now a video has been published showing the electric pickup in dynamics.

Lordstown Motors has created an all-electric pickup truck. Its main feature is the absence of a classic transmission, the role of which is assumed by four motor-wheels. A video dedicated to the new product was published on the Web on Sunday, August 9. It’s no secret that the electric car market is developing very rapidly. If at first many tried to simply get environmentally friendly engines, now new technologies and non-standard solutions appear when creating electric cars.

There are already two unusual examples on the electric pickup market – the Bollinger B2 and the Rivian R1T. However, Lordstown Motors has tried to make the technology for transmitting torque to the wheels even easier. The Endurance pickup uses four motor-wheels instead of a transmission. According to the developers, this design reduces the number of units involved, which significantly increases reliability.

The Endurance has a maximum power of 600 hp and a range of up to 400 km. It takes 10 hours to fully charge from a household power outlet, while a quick charge takes about 1.5 hours. The first buyers will receive such pickups next summer – for the basic version will have to pay $ 52,500

Earlier, the German company Volkswagen thought about creating an electric pickup. As part of the new strategy, the company expects to create 75 all-electric cars on a new modern platform by 2029.