Very ambitious on its schedule when it presented its electric Endurance pick-up last November, the automotive start-up Lordstown Motors decided to postpone the release of its vehicle for a few months, in early 2021.
On November 22, 2019, Lordstown Motors indulged in a little snub towards Tesla by inducting its electric Endurance pickup a few hours before the presentation of the famous Cybertruck. This media spotlight had nonetheless left the community perplexed by the amount of information at the time published: hardly had we learned about its price, 52,500 dollars, and its launch, in 2020.
A partially revealed technical sheet
Since then, the brand has been more talkative, as noted by the specialized site Electrek. Its technical sheet has been partially revealed: autonomy of 400 kilometers, power of 600 horses, four-wheel drive and maximum speed of 128 km / h. This five seat already available for pre-orders – in exchange for a deposit of $ 1,000 – could now arouse the interest of consumers.
The fact is that the first customers will have to take their patience to get behind the wheel of this electric pickup, since its release date has obviously been postponed, announced the CEO of the company, in the person of Steve Burn. In a very marketing speech, the interested party simply announced his postponement, without making any direct link with the coronavirus pandemic which could have caused delay.
A tight schedule
" Thank you for your daily support, as we strive to make Endurance a reality. We look forward to bringing you the world's first electric pickup this summer, and delivering vehicles across the country in January 2021 ”, Can we read in the columns of Electrek.
It is true that the very ambitious schedule announced in November 2019 foreshadowed a few months behind the original schedule. It is therefore hardly surprising that Lordstown Motors makes this type of announcement. Endurance should have been demonstrated at the Detroit auto show in June, which was ultimately canceled. An online presentation could however take place.