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Lordstown Motors Secures ‘Significant’ Order from Mike Albert Fleet Solutions

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lordstown Motors has secured an order for a “significant quantity” of Endurance trucks from Mike Albert Fleet Solutions.

The Cincinnati-based company focuses on providing electric vehicles for its clients. Mike Albert Fleet Solutions did not announce how many Endurance trucks had been ordered.

“We are very excited about forming this new working relationship with EV manufacturer, Lordstown Motors. Like us, they firmly believe EVs are the very near and bright future for a growing number of commercial fleets,” said Mike Albert Fleet Solutions’ president, Jeff Hart, in a statement announcing the order.

“Lordstown Motors has the perfect prototype to prove it,” he continued. “Its innovative, all-electric in-wheel drive system with four hub motors and integrated software really caught our attention and set the Endurance apart from other EV pickups we’ve seen.”

Among the sectors Mike Albert serves are taxi companies, ridesharing services, municipalities and car subscription services. 

” ‘Ride with Lordstown’ is not just a company slogan or catchphrase, it is the representation of a movement designed to empower the spirit of innovation in all of us,” said Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns. “The growth of that movement in Voltage Valley rests in the prioritization of the needs of our community of partners, like Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, leading to the revitalization of the sustainable, electric technology for the region and beyond.”

The order follows the Dec. 25 announcement of the intent to purchase 14,000 trucks by Texas-based E Squared Energy Advisors.

In mid-December, E Squared hosted Lordstown Motors executives and the Endurance pickup at its Frisco headquarters. Through its “pay-as-you-go” transportation model, it’s working with cities, municipalities and private companies to convert their fleets to zero-emission.

The program includes charging station infrastructure, on-site renewable microgrid energy production, vehicles and maintenance over the life of the contract, CEO said Tim Grosse said.

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