Lordstown Motors Secures Commitment for 1K Trucks

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors Corp. has secured a letter of intent from Florida-based Innervation for 1,000 of the electric-truck startup’s Endurance models.

Innervations specializes in fast direct current and Level II chargers for electric vehicles. The company will broker the trucks to its clients to convert their company fleets to the all-electric pickup trucks. 

In addition to Innervations, Lordstown Motors has also secured a letter of intent from FirstEnergy for 250 trucks that will be used for field work. And in March, Clean Fuels Ohio announced it would promote the deployment of 500 trucks in the state.

Despite the impact of COVID-19, a Lordstown Motors spokesman said April 2 that the company still plans to begin production on the Endurance truck line this year. Retooling at the plant is expected to begin this summer but a representative confirmed Tuesday production is being delayed by a month.

“Although the virus impact is unknown, and changes daily, from our perspective it has had minimal impact on our plans so far,” spokesman Ryan Hallet said. “It’s a very fluid situation. That said, we are shifting our plans by a month to absorb likely delays due to stay-at-home orders and supplier production changes.”

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