Lordstown Motors says electric pickup launch 'on track' for fall 2021
- Wall St drops at open as strong inflation stokes rate hike fears
- Fed Has Already Changed its Policy Due to Inflation, Market Gambling Fears - Dick Bove
- U.S. consumer prices post largest gain since 2009 as inflation ramps up
- Bill Ackman said has been working on a transaction for Pershing Square Tontine (PSTH) for months
- FuboTV (FUBO) Surges After Crushing Views on New Subscribers Adds, Analysts Positive
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.
By Paul Lienert
(Reuters) - Startup Lordstown Motors Corp (NASDAQ: RIDE) said on Monday it remained "on track" to begin building electric pickup trucks next September at a former General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) plant in northeastern Ohio.
Less than two years old, Lordstown Motors plans to pit its battery-powered Endurance pickup against a raft of competitors from other newcomers such as Rivian and Nikola, as well as established manufacturers such as GM, Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA).
Because the market for electric pickups is untested, demand from consumers and commercial fleets is uncertain.
That hasn't hampered investor enthusiasm. Shares in Lordstown Motors, which went public in late October, were up nearly 10% at $19.64 in mid-morning trading after surging more than 12% earlier on Monday.
In a statement early Monday, Lordstown Motors said it had begun building a plant to assemble battery packs and wheel-mounted "hub" motors for the Endurance pickup, and plans to hire 1,500 employees by the end of 2021.
The company said it had received 50,000 non-binding reservations for the new truck.
(Reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Musk tweets Tesla self-driving rollout could take a couple of months; stock falls
- FAA chief sees 'straightforward' Boeing 737 MAX electrical fix
- Tesla (TSLA) Erases Decline, Up 0.1%
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesGeneral News, Reuters
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!