Lordstown Endurance Pickup Gets Low EPA Range Estimate
Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Published June 5, 2023
The Lordstown Endurance all-electric pickup truck’s range estimate from the EPA has been released, and it is surprisingly low---a very conservative 174 miles of combined range, despite being equipped with a hefty 109-kWh battery pack.
A look at the Endurance’s page on fueleconomy.gov shows the vehicle only boasts 48 MPGe. That’s comparable to the GMC Hummer EV, whose EPA documents pointed to a combined efficiency of 47 MPGe. And considering the Endurance is a far smaller and lighter pickup truck than the hulking Hummer EV, its efficiency is evidently subpar.
What is unfortunate about the Endurance is the fact the vehicle already had conservative target specs to begin with. As could be seen in its review from Car and Driver, Lordstown was expecting a range of just about 200 miles for the vehicle. That was already notably lower than the range of comparable pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T.
Also noteworthy is Lordstown’s fall from grace over the years. It should be noted there was a time when the Endurance was expected to be a pioneer in the electric pickup truck segment, with Lordstown estimating it could beat rivals like Ford and Rivian to market. The company also declared it had seen 100,000 pre-orders for the Endurance from prospective customers, a claim that attracted the attention of forensic financial research firm Hindenburg Research.
The production of the Endurance has started, but it has seen its fair share of delays. Initial production started in September 2022, but by February 2023, the company announced it was pausing the production and deliveries of the Endurance. Recalls also added to the company’s challenges, and statements from the company later revealed only a very few Endurance pickup trucks have been sold.