Lordstown Motors tests the Endurance van with Saturday’s brutal desert race
The company participates in the San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Lordstown Motors’ Endurance pickup truck competes in a race through brutal desert terrain today.
The company competes in the San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.
The desert terrain can be difficult; a third of the participants will probably not finish.
It will take eight or nine hours for the winner of the race to finish, which means that Lordstown Motors had to bring recharging equipment.
EVs have raced in the San Felipe 250 before. This year there are two entered in what’s called Class E. Companies also often use the race for testing purposes, which Lordstown Motors does.
The race website lists the names of Matthew and James Blanchard of Salem as the Lordstown Motors team driver and navigator. Matthew is an employee of Lordstown Motors.
According to the San Felipe 250 tracking website at 4:30 p.m., Lordstown Motors’ entry had somehow veered off the course of the race. Its current speed was one-tenth of a mile per hour.
Lordstown Motors started at 2:09 p.m. EST Saturday. The company tweeted that live updates will be available on Score International Twitter Feed or on the Score International website.
Lordstown Motors released a statement about the race on Saturday night on Twitter.