Lordstown Motors (LM) is still in Renovation of manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio Manufacturing the upcoming Endurance electric pickup truck, but this did not prevent CEO Steve Burns from discussing the truck’s plans and expectations after the launch. According to the new report Detroit libertyByrnes hopes to eventually hire 4,000 to 5,000 workers, and said he believes that if the plant is operated with the best capacity in the future, the plant will eventually produce 600,000 vehicles per year.
Currently, LM has about 70 employees and has produced zero trucks. All 70 employees are engineers working in two locations. Since the machine was switched from the Chevrolet Cruze configuration to the endurance setting, there were about 20 jobs in the design laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan, and another 50 jobs in the factory.
The plant also needs two brand new manufacturing departments to build Hub motor And internal battery pack. LM is working with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies to develop Endurance in-wheel motors, and will purchase batteries from the “national battery manufacturer” that has not yet been released.
Due to the spread of coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic, the LM endurance expectation schedule has changed slightly. Endurance will launch a virtual launch this summer (probably in June), and LM hopes to begin delivering customers in the first few months of 2021. The delay created greater pressure and demanded that the factory be restored as soon as possible. According to Detroit liberty, LM must establish at least 30 trial production prototypes by the end of December 2020. Once completed and approved by Endurance, LM will begin to expand its workforce.
Burns told reporters: “Worker bees, assembly personnel, recruitment is closer to production.” Detroit liberty. “We were talking about 400 initially, so now we want to increase to 600, because the battery pack and the wheel motor line are to be manufactured.”
Burns said he has received more than 1,000 orders for Endurance and hopes to build about 20,000 units in the first year. The CEO is confident that this is just the beginning. He also plans to configure the manufacturing plant in a way that simplifies adding new models in the future, such as mid-size pickup trucks and SUVs. In his view, he believes that the plant is more efficient than the plant owned by General Motors.
Burns said: “That factory emits more than 400,000 Cruzes every year.” “We think that because our vehicles are simple to manufacture and only have four moving parts, we think that the factory can produce 600,000 cars per year.
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