Lordstown Motors Corporation (LMC) is an American automotive manufacturing company that deals exclusively in developing electric vehicles (EVs). Although controversies have plagued the startup during its short lifespan, Lordstown hopes to soon produce viable electric competitors to Rivian and Tesla models.
Founded in 2018 by Steve Burns, the former CEO of Workhorse Group (a delivery company powered by EVs), Lordstown is based out of a former GM assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Buying the intellectual property rights for one of Workhorse’s electric delivery trucks, Lordstown has transformed that into the Endurance, the upcoming flagship (and so far only) vehicle from the company.
However, despite the grand ambitions of Lordstown, it has run into several scandals and legal problems. Scandals include the allegations of fraud, insider stock sales, and a prototype going up in flames, which led to upper management resignations and the company on the brink of bankruptcy. However, a shutdown of the company has been averted (for now) due to a recent investment by Taiwanese electronic company Foxconn.
Featured Vehicle: Endurance
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- EVs: The Endurance Electric Pickup Revealed, a Cybertruck Competitor?
- Performance: The 2021 Lordstown Endurance Couldn’t Handle the Baja Heat
- Reliability: Firm That Exposed Nikola Now Says Lordstown Motors Is a “Mirage”