Lordstown Motors begins body panel stamping (Video)

February 1, 2021

Lordstown, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. has begun stamping test panels for its upcoming Endurance pickup, staying on track to have test models produced by March and enter full production later this year.

“We are hard at work in the factory preparing to begin Beta builds in the coming weeks,” said Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns. “With this step on the horizon, we remain on track to meet our September start-of-production timeline while continuing to see indicators of strong demand for an all-wheel drive, full-size electric pickup truck with 250 miles of range from commercial, government, and military fleets.”

Recent developments for the electric vehicle (EV) startup include:

  • Initiated metal stamping, welding for 57 Endurance Beta prototypes crash, engineering, validation testing; some may be sent to early customers for feedback; truck achieved 5-star crash rating in computer simulations
  • Signed multi-year supplier agreement with LG Energy
  • Evaluated first Camping World service centers (Camping World to serve as Lordstown Endurance Service Centers nationally)
  • Lordstown Motors Electric Van in development with plans for late 2022 production; based on Endurance platform, van will support all-electric RV produced in partnership with Camping World
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) listing earned, allowing Lordstown to sell to government fleet
  • Construction continues on 800,000ft2 propulsion renovation at Ohio headquarters to house production lines for battery packs, hub motors; completion expected before Endurance production begins
  • To date: 343 full-time employees, 171 at Ohio headquarters; 131 engineers at Farmington Hills, Michigan, R&D Center; 18 remote workers; 23 at service center in Irvine, California; Lordstown projects more than 1,000 employees by end of 2021

57 test Endurance pickups to be built by March for crash testing, customer evaluation.