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Monday, 16 November 2020 19:05

Lordstown Motors on Track to Begin Production of the Endurance in Sept. 2021

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...some of these vehicles may be sent to some initial customers for their feedback. The Lordstown Endurance has already achieved a five-star crash test rating via software crash simulation.

 

Lordstown Motors expects to increase its internal headcount to 500 individuals by the end of 2020 and to 1,500 employees by the end of 2021.

 

The company currently employs more than 250 people in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales, facilities, human resources, IT, supply chain, accounting and finance. These employees are engineering the Endurance and preparing the plant for mass production.

 

Lordstown Motors has also engaged approximately 150 contractors.

 

This week, Lordstown Motors will officially open a satellite research and development center in Farmington Hills, MI. This facility will include space for vehicle inspection and benchmarking, as well as labs for testing, validation and prototyping.

 

Lordstown Motors understands that automotive engineering talent in the Detroit area is world-renowned and, with this new R&D Engineering Center, expects to access the deep automotive engineering talent pool and numerous automotive supplier partners that exist in the region.

 

Later this month, Lordstown Motors will open a service center in Irvine, CA,in what will be its first service center outside of Ohio. The facility, combined with the company’s mobile service, will enable Lordstown Motors to service commercial users in the southern California region.

The company has chosen California as the location for its first service center outside of Ohio due to the favorable regulatory backdrop in the state, which is aggressively promoting more widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

 

Construction has begun on a 700,000-square foot battery pack and hub motor production facility at Lordstown Motors’ 6.2 million square foot Ohio headquarters. Completion of the first stage of this facility is expected...