Lordstown Motors Electric Truck Racing San Felipe 250

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What does everyone think about this truck? Will they have it ready in time? Will it finish?

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Lordstown Motors To Race Endurance Electric Pickup Truck Skateboard in San Felipe 250 Race in Baja California on April 17​

February 17, 2021
LORDSTOWN, OH (February 17, 2021) – Lordstown Motors Corp. (Nasdaq: RIDE), (“Lordstown Motors”), a leader in electric light duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, has entered the Endurance Beta skateboard in the 2021 SCORE International San Felipe 250, part of the SCORE World Desert Championship race series. The 290-mile single loop race will start and finish in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico on April 17, 2021.
By taking the Endurance to the Mexican desert race course, which is considered one of the most grueling and punishing in the world, Lordstown Motors is setting out to prove that the Endurance is not only one of the safest, most efficient trucks on the planet, but also that it is the toughest, most robust as it tackles the San Felipe Desert.
“We feel that it is quite a significant milestone for the electric vehicle community that an electric pickup truck can compete in an environment as demanding as Baja California,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Lordstown Motors. “Our goal is to be the first electric vehicle to ever complete the San Felipe 250, and with the superior traction, weight balance and advanced software control of our hub motor-based Endurance, we are confident that we will do just that.”
After being postponed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 San Felipe 250, held in April on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, will be the SCORE World Desert Championship season-opener for the ninth straight season.
The Lordstown Endurance is a full-size, all-electric pickup that has a range of 250 miles, the equivalent of 600hp and can tow up to 7,500lbs. After successful prototype and Alpha builds, Lordstown is now building the first Beta Endurance vehicles and is on track for start of production in September of this year. The initial Endurance is a crew cab configuration with medium bed length, priced at $45,000 after federal rebate.
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About Lordstown Motors Corp.
Lordstown Motors Corp. is an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer of light duty fleet vehicles, founded by CEO Steve Burns with the purpose of transforming Ohio's Mahoning Valley and Lordstown, Ohio, into the epicenter of electric-vehicle manufacturing. The company owns the 785 acre, 6.2 million square foot Lordstown Assembly Plant where it plans to build the Lordstown Endurance, believed to be the world's first full-size, all-electric pickup truck designed to serve the commercial fleet market. For additional information visit www.lordstownmotors.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “feel,” “believes,” expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “should,” “is to be,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein due to many factors, including, but not limited to: our limited operating history and our significant projected funding needs; risks associated with the conversion and retooling of our facility and ramp up of production; our inability to obtain binding purchase orders from customers and potential customers’ inability to integrate our electric vehicles into their existing fleets; our inability to retain key personnel and to hire additional personnel; competition in the electric pickup truck market; our inability to develop a sales distribution network; and the ability to protect our intellectual property rights. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Lordstown Motors Corp. undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.
 

jon coleman

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i would love to see this truck whooop a$$, it would be great for a real world jump in ev technology& practicality, and silence the critics, question, any wind tunnel time?, kinda ' boxy'. ev manufacturers need to figure out the toxic to the world battery thing, making them, charging them, disposing of them ,
 
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Call me a hater, I will accept it. I hope EVs burn to the ground and take the lithium mines with them. Nascar radio was talking today about hybrids and eventually electric... FORGET it, I am out when they do. I will burn petroleum until the day I die. How does the world expect to CHARGE all these batteries? Maybe on all the failed wind generators near palm springs? Gooood luck, 80 percent are locked up with lube dripping down them.

How about COAL to run the power plants? Ooh, great idea! They say the world demand for petroleum products has peaked, so that's good news for us that have big V-8s and plan to burn up all this gasoline. Buying stock in Chevron now.
 

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Where's the video?
Don't expect to be too impressed.

I’m curious how they have enough battery to go 250-300 miles.

I am guessing they plan to recharge somewhere in the middle. A battery swap is possible but unlikely in my opinion. The EV buggy that raced a few years ago used a battery swap method. The battery would charge in the chase truck on the drive to the next pit.


 

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The EV that finished KOH did battery swaps, which were being charged in between with gas genies. Cool that they built an EV truck and finished but kinda defeats the purpose when charging with a gas genie IMO.
 

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Most EV’s get charged with fossil fuel. Haha but don’t tell the guy that has a Tesla. He thinks he is saving the planet with his EV and all the batteries.

Either way it’s cool to see people pushing the envelope and advancing the category. It’s a matter of time before combustion engines go away in the mainstream. Eventually there will be an advancement that makes it all work and make sense.

Mike
 

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I hope they do well, would be good for the sport. As for the charging I don’t think that matters at this point in time. They are trying to prove reliability. I’d still guess swapping packs though.
 

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Don't expect to be too impressed.



I am guessing they plan to recharge somewhere in the middle. A battery swap is possible but unlikely in my opinion. The EV buggy that raced a few years ago used a battery swap method. The battery would charge in the chase truck on the drive to the next pit.



I remember seeing a video or photos of it without the body like that. I think Sara Price might have driven it? 1:27 in that first video is an exact replica of the San Felipe whoops so they are almost ready to go. 🤣

In the tug of war video the Lordstown truck starts a second or two before the F150. So of course it's going to win on wet grass with a head start....
 

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I am guessing they plan to recharge somewhere in the middle. A battery swap is possible but unlikely in my opinion. The EV buggy that raced a few years ago used a battery swap method. The battery would charge in the chase truck on the drive to the next pit.

I think you are talking about this buggy we featured in 2012? EV1 Electric Race Car
 
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