We finally get a look inside Lordstown's Tesla Cybertruck fighter.
Last month, the Tesla, Rivian, and Ford electric pickups faced some new competition from the Lordstown Endurance, a new electric pickup truck developed by EV startup company Lordstown Motors. After showing off the Endurance's exterior design last month, Lordstown Motors has released renders of the electric pickup truck's interior. While these are target renders, Lordstown says they represent the final production design, so there shouldn't be any major changes.
Since it's designed to be used as a commercial fleet vehicle, the Endurance's cabin isn't as futuristic or high-tech as the Tesla Cybertruck, but it's still an impressive first effort for a startup company. A large screen adorns the dashboard housing the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system.
Lordstown hasn't confirmed how large these screens are, but they dominate the dashboard. The dual-screen layout also wouldn't look out of place inside a Mercedes cabin.
Elsewhere, there's a multi-functional steering wheel and a center console between the front seats with a cupholder and a rotary dial, which will presumably control the infotainment system. Lordstown is partnering with the California-based Hydra Design Labs to design and prototyping of the Endurance electric pickup truck. Powering the Endurance will be four electric motors providing four-wheel drive and producing a combined 600 horsepower and 4,400 lb-ft of peak torque, with a 7,500-pound towing capacity.
As for range, Lordstown claims the Endurance will last over 250 miles on a single charge according to the EPA. Unlike other EVs that place electric motors in the chassis, each electric motor is mounted to the wheel hub. With fewer parts, the Endurance will require less maintenance, reducing the running costs.
Originally, deliveries for the Lordstown Endurance were expected to start in early 2021, but this has now been delayed until next summer. Since the reveal, demand for the Endurance has been high, as Lordstown already has enough preorders to achieve its target of building 20,000 trucks in 2021. Pricing for the Lordstown Endurance will start at $52,500, which makes it more expensive than the Tesla Cybertruck but cheaper than the Rivian R1T. Production will take place at General Motor's old assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.