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Lordstown Endurance Electric Truck Prototype Unveiled With Four e-Motors

Vice President Mike Pence was much obliged to help unveil the all-new Lordstown Endurance, an electric pickup truck that has 14,000 pre-orders in the books at the time of reporting. Revealed today in Ohio, the e-workhorse looks similar to the pre-production renders from last year.
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The dual cab may come as traditional by truck standards yet the all-wheel-drive powertrain is anything but conventional for an electric vehicle. Instead of a dual- or triple-motor layout like Tesla uses, Lordstown Motors has opted for four in-wheel hub motors that promise 440 kW of peak output.

That’s approximately 600 horsepower, yet torque is of the essence in an EV as well as a pickup. Without payload, the Endurance is capable of hitting 60 mph (97 kph) in 5.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to 80 mph (129 kph) for obvious reasons, and Lordstown has yet to detail the battery.

Starting in the ballpark of $52,500 excluding the federal tax credit for electric vehicles, the Endurance is good for approximately 250 miles (402 kilometers) of driving range on the EPA test cycle. Indeed, those numbers are more than adequate for an EV this heavy and capable.

6,000 pounds (2,721 kilograms) is the maximum towing capacity, which is 1,500 pounds (680 kg) down compared to the estimate listed on the company's website. Lordstown Motors didn’t forget to include off-board power for worksite tools and various accessories.

Seating for five people has also been confirmed, along with DC charging between half an hour to 1.5 hours. Opt for AC charging, and you’re looking at around 10 hours to fill up the pack, which is estimated to feature 75 kWh.

What comes as a surprise is how the unveiling of a pre-production prototype turned into a campaign-style speech. Pence touted the Trump administration’s support for U.S. manufacturing, and unsurprisingly, the VP has omitted that the White House tried to end the EV federal tax credit.

Oh, and by the way, Lordstown Motors played a country song during the presentation of the Endurance. Those who don’t know the lyrics to “Take a Little Ride” by Jason Aldean may want to know that the singer is waxing lyrical about how he’s “just ready to ride this Chevy.”

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