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Lordstown Motors Corp. to test Endurance in Mexican desert race

“We feel that it is quite a significant milestone for the electric vehicle community that an electric pickup truck can compete in an environment as demanding as Baja California,” Steve Burns, CEO of Lordstown Motors, said.
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Image of Lordstown Motors Corp.’s Endurance pickup truck captured from video. (YouTube | Lordstown Motors)

LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Motors Corp. electric pickup truck is off to the races.

The company has entered its Endurance beta “skateboard” in the 2021 SCORE International San Felipe 250, part of the SCORE World Desert Championship race series. 

The 290-mile single loop race will start and finish in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, on April 17.

“We feel that it is quite a significant milestone for the electric vehicle community that an electric pickup truck can compete in an environment as demanding as Baja California,” Steve Burns, CEO of Lordstown Motors, said in a news release. “Our goal is to be the first electric vehicle to ever complete the San Felipe 250, and with the superior traction, weight balance and advanced software control of our hub motor-based Endurance, we are confident that we will do just that.”

In the release, Lordstown Motors said it is “setting out to prove that the Endurance is not only one of the safest, most efficient trucks on the planet, but also that it is the toughest, most robust as it tackles the San Felipe desert.”

After being postponed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 San Felipe 250 will be the SCORE World Desert Championship season opener for the ninth straight season.