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Lordstown Motors exits San Felipe 250 early, underestimates energy usage

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Lordstown Motors recently entered its electric Endurance pickup truck in the SCORE San Felipe 250 race, only to have to drop out after stage one. Although the Endurance truck and its components withstood the elements, the Lordstown team admitted its pre-race estimates for energy consumption were wrong, and the EV prototype would likely not make it through stage two.

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4 electric car brand alternatives that aren’t Tesla

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If you’re reading this article, you know Tesla. You may even be reading this from inside your Model 3 as it’s docked at a Supercharger. As we desperately scramble away from the ceaseless test of will that was 2020, we look toward to the new year with newfound hope and optimism. 2021 is a big year for everyone and everything, including electric vehicles. To help keep you in the know for the future, here are several of the best Tesla alternatives and where they currently lie on their journey up the EV ladder.

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Lordstown will partner with Camping World for an electric RV, service locations

Lordstown Motors and Camping World will work together to build an electric motorhome, announced in an event at Lordstown’s Ohio plant with Lordstown CEO Steve Burns and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis.

Lordstown also plans to use Camping World for nationwide service locations for the Endurance electric pickup truck.

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Trump budget kills loan program sought by EV-maker Lordstown Motors

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President Trump’s 2021 budget released Monday calls for canceling the Energy Department’s loan-guarantee program for advanced auto technology. In that program, Tesla in 2010 received a $465 million loan that helped the company produce the Model S, launching the company into the mainstream car market. Tesla’s loan was repaid in 2013.

Lordstown Motors was considering a $200 million loan from the same program – the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM) – to develop an all-electric delivery vehicle and pickup.