Executives at the young electric truck company said they still aim to start limited production in September.
Lordstown Week kicked off Monday at Lordstown Motors Corp. with tours of its facilities and road tests inside the beta versions of the all-electric Endurance pickup truck.
Prospective investors, selected members of the media and analysts were invited inside the plant that LMC bought from General Motors for $ 20 million.
Parts of the production process were presented by department heads, some of whom were former GM Lordstown employees who found new roles at Lordstown Motors.
“We built the chassis, the powertrain, and the battery here,” said Darren Post, the plant’s chief engineer.
“We also assembled the body itself and welded it together as you will see in the body shop. We put the whole vehicle together here in general assembly.”
Not all plant operations are installed or fully operational. Post said the hub mets production line would only be installed a month before limited production begins.
The plan is to achieve limited production in the fourth quarter of this year, in September.
The tour introduced seven areas of the factory, including stamping, body shop where welding takes place, paint shop, hub production area, general assembly and battery lines.
A former GM Lordstown employee says his new role as general assembly director is an incredible opportunity. He says building an electric vehicle is not the same as building a traditional vehicle.
“Lots of similarities, lots of differences, you’ll feel it when you get in the truck,” said John Wood.
Acting CEO Angela Strand, who took over from former CEO Steve Burns, would not take questions on camera. Instead, a Lordstown Motors spokesperson said they wanted the focus of the week to stay on the Endurance truck.
Lordstown Motors CEO Anglea Strand said they remain committed to making Endurance the first electric truck to enter the market.
She says they are always trying to reach and get more investors.