ServPro Looks to Buy 1,200 Trucks from Lordstown Motors

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Lordstown Motors Corp. said Wednesday that ServPro, a fire and water restoration company serving counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 1,200 Endurance electric-powered pickup trucks.

As part of the collective commitment to provide outstanding service at a fair and equitable price, the letter of intent confirms a combined obligation, from both companies, to support local businesses in communities where they work and live, Lordstown Motors said in announcing the agreement. 

The letter of intent ensures that ServPro will be among the first commercial fleet customers to begin to receive delivery of the Endurance pickup truck in early 2021 when full scale production begins. 

“The total cost of ownership provided by the Endurance truck continues to resonate with our commercial fleet customers,” said Steve Burns, Lordstown Motors CEO. “When combined with factory-installed telematics, fewer moving parts and increased safety features, the Endurance represents an excellent opportunity for ServPro to lower their overall cost of doing business.” 

As fire, water and mold experts, ServPro provides ancillary services including biohazard cleanup, heating/ventilation/air conditioning system cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, asbestos abatement, power washing and vandalism repair and more. With a current fleet of more than 40 vehicles, the Endurance pickup will complement the fleet and allow ServPro to deliver the response time that customers have grown to expect, the company said in a statement.

“The Endurance truck provides our company with added utility, flexibility and performance across all divisions,” said Jim Standohar, ServPro marketing manager. “Our project managers look for value and economy, our production crew requires towing capacity and our construction division hauls on a regular basis, so we are excited to see how the Endurance truck will amplify our day-to-day operations.” 

In late May, Lordstown Motors announced an order of 900 trucks from Momentum Groups. Previously, First Energy signed a letter of intent to buy 250 Endurance trucks and Florida-based Innervation committed to buying 1,000.

Endurance interior sketch. Image: Lordstown Motors Corp.

Lordstown Motors also released the first production-intent sketches of the Endurance’s interior and confirmed that Gov. Mike DeWine will attend the June 25 launch event for the Endurance. Federal, state and local government officials, partners and Lordstown Motors Corp. staff will participate in the debut of the pre-production prototype’s technology and exterior.

Earlier this week, Lordstown Motors and Hydra Design Labs in Stanton, Calif., said in a news release that they had formed a strategic partnership for the design and prototyping of the Endurance.  

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Lordstown Motors project, helping make history with the world’s first all-electric pickup truck,” said Jon Hull, founder and president of Hydra Design Labs. “Our goal with designing the Endurance was to create a rugged platform that could deliver on the demands of fleet-duty pickup. We were able to leverage the layout of the electric drivetrain to explore unique new design solutions.”

Hydra Design Labs was founded in 2010. 

Image courtesy of Lordstown Motors Corp.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.