Fledgling EV manufacturer, Lordstown Motors has spent the last year or so giving minor glimpses of its forthcoming “Endurance” electric pickup truck, though after repeated sneak peeks, the Ohio firm has finally revealed the production-ready version of its inaugural model, along with some additional information.
In addition to its 250-mile range, the full-size pickup’s moniker stems from the fact the Endurance was engineered to be a modern proton-powered workhorse with fairly minimal creature comforts and bulletproof reliability, targeting the workforce and commercial fleets rather than catering towards the luxury market. The four hub motors powering the Endurance are comprised of only a handful of moving parts, hugely bolstering maintenance intervals and lowering operating costs. The truck itself also serves as a mobile power bank for running tools on worksites. According to performance specs released earlier in the year, the Endurance is expected to put down 600hp and an enormous 2,000ft-lbs of continuous torque and an even-more mind-boggling 4,400 peak ft-lbs — translating to a 7,500b towing capacity, ability to climb a 30% grade and an electronically limited top speed of 80mph. The 2021 Lordstown Motors Endurance Electric Pickup Truck is scheduled to enter production in January of 2021, with pricing starting at $52,000.