Lordstown Motors is developing an electric van.
Details are limited, but the company said the model will be based on the same platform that underpins the Endurance pickup. The van will also have a low ground clearance, all-wheel drive and a “class-leading range.”
There’s no word on specifications at this point, but Lordstown confirmed the van will use hub motors like the Endurance. In the truck, they produce a combined output of 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) and enable the model to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.5 seconds.
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The van is slated to be unveiled in June, before going into production in the second half of 2022. Little else is known about the model, but Lordstown said it will be “priced competitively with comparable internal combustion-based vans” and form the basis of the “world’s first production all-electric RV.” The latter was announced last month as part of an agreement with Camping World.
In other news, the company has begun metal stamping and welding for 57 Endurance Beta prototypes. The first Beta trucks are expected to be completed in March and some of them will be used for “crash, engineering and validation testing.” The company also expects to send some to customers to gather feedback.
CEO Steve Burns said Lordstown remains on track to start normal production in September and continues to see “indicators of strong demand for an all-wheel drive, full-size electric pickup truck with 250 miles (402 km) of range from commercial, government and military fleets.”