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Lordstown Motors, Camping World partner to “electrify” RV industry

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The partnership will begin with fleet autos and will finally result in Tenting World promoting autos direct to shopper.

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Lordstown Motors and Tenting world introduced a partnership on Tuesday that might convey electrical car know-how to the RV business.

Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns and Tenting World CEO Marcus Lemonis made the announcement in a press convention Tuesday afternoon. On the outset of the partnership, Tenting World will present the service infrastructure for electrical autos, and down the street the 2 corporations will work collectively to finally produce a totally electrical motorhome.

Presently, in accordance with Lemonis, Tenting World’s service infrastructure contains 170 places throughout the USA. After receiving coaching from Lordstown Motors technicians, Lemonis says the plan is to, “be capable to present service in a mock surroundings by June,” and hopefully prototypes by summer season 2021. “I might hope {that a} 2022 mannequin would have electrification in it,” Lemonis stated.

The manufacturing of the battery pack for towable items alone, in accordance with Burns is bringing a complete of 1,500 jobs on the plant by the tip of 2021, along with manufacturing for the Endurance truck. “The top purpose,” Burns stated, “is to have extra folks working in right here than GM had in its heyday.”

It’s fairly a lofty purpose for the scrappy rookie within the electrical car business. Lordstown Motors moved into the previous GM meeting plant after it was shuttered in 2019, when the final Chevy Cruze rolled off of the meeting line. In 2017, GM employed as many as 4,500 autoworkers, a workforce that had dwindled to 1,400 when the plant closed final 12 months.

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