Ohio-based automaker Lordstown Motors aims to beat the futuristic Tesla Cybertruck to market with a very traditional-looking, four-cab electric pickup.
The Lordstown Endurance promises to “meet or exceed the performance of most full-size pickups on the market.” It aims to achieve this using a four-wheel drive hub-motor system, according to Robb Report. Other specs have yet to be announced, but these selling points are listed on its website:
- All-electric range up to 260 miles per charge
- Tighter turning radius
- Greater traction
- Fewest moving parts
- Extended brake life due to re-gen braking
- No oil changes
- No emissions
- Extra-large frunk storage
- High output accessory/tool power
- Lowest total cost of ownership
- Fleet proven technology
Lordstown says that the first deliveries are scheduled to be made in late 2020 months before Elon Musk’s megahyped, Blade Runner-inspired competitor arrives. The Endurance starts at $52,000, which is more than the base model and mid-range Tesla Cybertrucks. If you want to be the owner of the world’s first electric pickup, Lordstown is currently taking $1,000 deposits.