Friday, May 14, 2021

Driving past Lordstown Motors on the Ohio Turnpike


Screenshot from Retiring Guy video below

New York Times, 5/12/2021
Gives new meaning to the term 'burning rubber'.  Lordstown Motors is one of a dozen electric vehicle start-ups that have wowed investors with big plans to revolutionize the auto industry. It won acclaim for taking over a plant whose shutdown by General Motors drew the wrath of President Donald J. Trump. 
But Lordstown seems far from achieving its goal of churning out electric pickup trucks starting in September and becoming a challenger to G.M. and Ford Motor.
In February, a prototype it was testing in Michigan caught fire and burned so long and so hot that there was nothing left of the rubber tires.


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