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Monday 24 February 2020

Electric pickup from former GM plant will have in-wheel hub motors

Lordstown Motors is planning to use a former GM facility near Cleveland, Ohio, to effectively beat GM to the punch—in offering an all-electric, made-in-America pickup. 

“Our goal is to build the first electric pickup truck in the United States and likely the world,” said CEO Steve Burns, in a video (below) released last Wednesday. 

 If Lordstown wants to hold to Burns’ words and beat the first American-made electric pickup, it’s on a very tight timeline. The Rivian R1T is expected to have a production start in Illinois by the end of the year, while the electric pickups from GM and Ford, Bollinger, and even the Tesla Cybertruck, could all be arriving in the second half of 2021. 

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