LORDSTOWN — FirstEnergy, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities serving more than 6 million customers, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 250 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Lordstown Motors Corp.
“Over the past couple of months, we have worked to better understand the needs of local residents and businesses,” Steve Burns, Lordstown Motors Corp. CEO, said in a news release. “The ultimate goal is to continue to prioritize relationships, like the one we’ve developed with our partners at FirstEnergy, which drive innovative developments for this community.”
The Endurance pickup truck is designed to be the first production vehicle that utilizes a 4-wheel-drive hub-motor system, a design that reduces the number of moving parts. Last week, Lordstown Motors published a short promotional video to its YouTube page showcasing work on the Endurance line.
“We remain committed to embracing new ideas and opportunities that better serve our customers and contribute to a sustainable energy future,” Dennis M. Chack, senior vice president of Product Development, Sales & Marketing at FirstEnergy, said. “We’re proud to partner with Lordstown Motors to enhance our operating fleet and support continued electric vehicle growth throughout our service area.”