Lordstown Motors gave rides in prototypes of its upcoming electrical Endurance pickup truck on June 21, 2021 as a part of its “Lordstown Week” occasion.
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Electrical truck startup Lordstown Motors mentioned Tuesday that it began delivery its pickup truck to prospects after receiving ultimate regulatory approval to promote the automobile in america.
Lordstown’s shares had been up greater than 7% in premarket buying and selling.
In a key milestone for the corporate, Lordstown mentioned that its Endurance was licensed on the market by the U.S. Environmental Safety Company and the California Air Sources Board following a profitable collection of exams, together with crash testing. It is now delivery the primary of an initial batch of 500 trucks to prospects.
The Endurance is an electrical pickup truck designed for commercial-fleet use.
Lordstown had beforehand mentioned it plans to ramp up Endurance manufacturing slowly in a bid to preserve money. The corporate mentioned the price of constructing the Endurance is “materially larger” than the truck’s promoting worth and will probably be till the corporate achieves bigger economies of scale. On Nov. 8, Lordstown mentioned it expects to make about 30 trucks by year-end. It plans to finish the rest of that first batch of 500 by the top of June 2023.
The Endurance is being constructed by Foxconn within the Ohio manufacturing facility that the Taiwanese contract producer bought from Lordstown earlier this 12 months. Lordstown is actively searching for automaker companions to assist develop and produce the Endurance.
As of the top of the third quarter, Lordstown had about $204 million in money.