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Next year, Lordstown Motors Corp. (LMC) will debut a full-sized electric light truck, the Endurance, equipped with four in-wheel hub motors, a world's first. By September 2020, LMC had already received preorders, mostly from fleet customers, for 40,000 trucks. LMC is located in Lordstown, Ohio (USA), in the former Lordstown Assembly Plant, which previously belonged to General Motors. "The Endurance was constructed from the ground up with simplicity in mind," states CEO, Steve Burns, "the vehicle is equipped with a hub motor in each wheel along with software that integrates the motors [with the vehicle control unit]. The Endurance has just four moving parts in the drivetrain, compared to 2000 in vehicles with traditional internal combustion engine drivetrains." Burns was formerly the CEO of Workhorse, a leading maker of electric delivery vehicles. LMC was spun off from Workhorse in 2019.
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