LORDSTOWN, OH—After months of drama, Lordstown Motors Corp. has finally started to assemble its much-anticipated electric pickup truck. The Endurance boasts a 20- mile range and 550 horsepower.

The vehicle is being assembled by Foxconn at a former General Motors plant. The 56-year-old facility has been the site of lots of controversy and labor unrest over the years.

Lordstown hopes to deliver 50 vehicles by the end of this year. However, Endurance production volume will ramp up slowly, due to supply chain constraints. Engineering readiness, quality and part availability will also dictate the speed of launch

"We will continue to build at a slow rate as we address remaining part pedigree and part availability issues,” says Edward Hightower, CEO and president of Lordstown Motors. “We expect to increase the speed of production into November and December.

"Our homologation and certification processes are proceeding as planned,” adds Hightower. “We also continue to accumulate test miles on the vehicles, finalize other certifications, and complete software updates as we work to ensure the best experience for our customers. We expect to deliver….the remainder of the first batch in the first half of 2023, subject to raising sufficient capital.”