Lordstown Motors Reveals Endurance Electric Van with Revolutionary In-Wheel Motors

Starter truck maker Lordstown Motors on Thursday unveiled the production version of the all-electric truck it plans to put into production at a former GM plant in Ohio next summer at an event attended by United States Vice President Mike Pence.

The Endurance has four electric wheel hub motors that provide 600 horsepower and four-wheel drive, according to the company. Lordstown promotes the single drivetrain as it has fewer moving parts that will require less maintenance than conventional configurations that require drive shafts and other components.

Much less dramatic than Tesla’s Cybertruck, the Endurance is designed with a traditional pickup profile but without a large grille.

The $ 52,200 truck has an estimated range of 250 miles per load, a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and an electronically restricted top speed of 80 mph. You are currently eligible for a $ 7,500 federal tax credit and additional state incentives for electric vehicles.

Lordstown is aiming to start production by the summer of 2021, which would beat competitors like Tesla and General Motors to market with the first mass-produced modern full-size electric van. However, Lordstown could possibly follow the medium model of rival startup Rivian that is slated to go on sale earlier this year.

Lordstown claims to have approximately 20,000 pre-orders for Endurance, which would represent its first full year of production capacity.