Lordstown this week announced the first of its Endurance pickup trucks have been shipped out for customer delivery.
The Endurance is a full-size electric pickup with in-wheel hub motors. It was first shown in 2020, and customer deliveries were finally able to start following the recent completion of the homologation process, which includes certification from both the EPA and CARB.
The EPA is yet to publish a range figure but Lordstown estimates it at 193 miles. The battery is a 109-kwh unit and peak output is 550 hp, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds, and a top speed of 118 mph. The truck can also haul a maximum payload of 1,050 pounds, and tow a maximum of 8,000 pounds.
Most of those numbers are outmatched by the rival Ford F-150 Lightning, which is also cheaper with its $53,679 starting price. The Endurance is priced from $65,000, and Lordstown offers an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on the battery and in-wheel motors. The truck gets a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
The Endurance is built at a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, owned and operated by Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer famous for building iPhones for Apple. Foxconn acquired the former GM plant from Lordstown late last year, after Lordstown suffered a cash crunch. Lordstown originally acquired the plant from GM in 2019.
An initial batch of 500 Endurance trucks will be built for delivery to fleet customers. Lordstown said it will work with Foxconn to slowly ramp up production as supply chain constraints are resolved.
Lordstown and Foxconn also plan to pursue a joint venture agreement to co-develop future commercial vehicles on a Foxconn-developed modular EV platform.