Lordstown Motors’ Endurance Takes on Death Valley

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp.’s all-electric Endurance pickup is putting itself up against some of the harshest climates in the world.

The company posted pictures on its Twitter feed and Facebook page on Monday showing the Endurance hitting the road in Death Valley National Park in California.

“We expect the Endurance to work hard in all kinds of terrain and weather,” the twitter post said. “This is why we test the Endurance in places like Death Valley National Park.”

“Death Valley is a great place to test a vehicle on multiple types of terrain and in various weather conditions, so we brought the Endurance,” the company’s Facebook page read. “The Endurance will be a well-tested vehicle, ready to work hard for any fleet.”

The EV startup continues to produce pre-production versions of the Endurance for testing and validation purposes from its plant in Lordstown.  The vehicle is expected to be ready for commercial production and sales to fleet customers by the third quarter of 2022. 

It is not clear precisely when the photos of the Endurance were taken and when the pickup was tested in Death Valley. The region is known for its arid conditions and extreme temperatures.  This summer, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center there recorded a world-record high temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

During the winter months, the climate is much milder. On Monday, the region was expected to post temperature highs in the low 60s. 

In April, Lordstown Motors entered the Endurance in the San Felipe 250 race in Baja California, Mexico.  The truck was able to complete 40 miles of the punishing 280-mile track.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.