Lordstown Motors, the manufacturer behind the battery-electric Endurance pickup truck, and Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet maintenance and repair solutions, have teamed up to provide Endurance customers with electric vehicle service and warranty.
“Lordstown is an innovative EV company serving the commercial fleet market, and we look forward to supporting their customers by offering service programs across the US,” said Amerit’s CEO Dan Williams. “With over 1,800 trained and certified technicians across the country, our customized approach to service programs, and our expertise in providing EV maintenance solutions, we believe that Amerit is ideally suited to rapidly scale services to Lordstown’s Endurance customers and vehicle programs in the future.”
Commercial production of the Endurance began at the Foxconn EV Ohio assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio in Q3 2022 with sales starting in Q4 2022. The company said production and deliveries have resumed in April 2023 after a pause earlier in the year to address supplier quality issues, and is expected to continue at a very low pace.
The two companies said they will provide EV service and warranty for the Lordstown Endurance in key states allowed by law, including future vehicles developed by Lordstown in collaboration with the Foxconn EV ecosystem, according to a press release.
“Amerit is a perfect fit with Lordstown because it is a well-established service provider to the fleet and commercial industry with experience in the service and maintenance of EVs,” said Edward Hightower, CEO and president of Lordstown Motors Corporation. “Our vehicles and connectivity features, combined with Amerit’s mobile service network and innovative maintenance solutions, provide Lordstown with the ability to offer a comprehensive and customized EV experience for our fleet customers.”
Amerit said they have a strategic rollout of service locations along with Lordstown’s launch plan for initial fleet customers. Before the launch, Amerit service technicians are set to complete a safety training program, including Lordstown’s training curriculum for the Endurance and other future vehicles.