"The Lordstown Endurance has the potential to deliver both immediate and long-term benefits to vocational fleet operators and we’re excited to help introduce the versatile pickup truck to this segment of the industry," said Chris Conroy, President and CEO, Holman Business Services.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (PRWEB) July 27, 2020
Holman Enterprises, a global automotive services organization, today announced a new partnership with Lordstown Motors, an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer of all-electric, light-duty fleet vehicles. The strategic partnership will help to introduce the Lordstown Endurance™, the first all-electric commercial pickup truck, to vocational fleet operators across North America.
“For more than nine decades, Holman Enterprises has embraced innovative automotive technology and services on behalf of our customers. We believe Lordstown Motors’ commercial fleet strategy is a major step forward for the industry as a growing number of organizations look to integrate electric vehicles into their fleet operations,” said Chris Conroy, president and CEO, Holman Business Services. “The Endurance has the potential to deliver both immediate and long-term benefits to vocational fleet operators and we’re excited to help introduce the versatile pickup truck to this segment of the industry.”
Through this partnership, ARI, Holman Enterprises’ industry-leading fleet management division, will provide fleet management services, including vehicle supply chain logistics, for the Endurance on behalf of their customers. Additionally, Auto Truck Group, Holman Enterprises’ work truck upfitting and manufacturing company, will provide the design, manufacturing, and installation of specialized equipment and upfit for the Endurance to help customize the vehicle for a wide-range of commercial applications.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership and to work closely with Chris and the entire team at Holman Enterprises to provide the Endurance and its drivers with what we’ve designed to be the safest, most economical, and greenest pickup truck to ever hit the road,” said Lordstown CEO Steve Burns. “With the 75 MPG equivalent, there are no fuel costs, and with drastically fewer move parts than a traditional drivetrain, the Endurance is virtually maintenance-free, delivering a significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to typical pickup trucks.”
“The EV space and the future of e-mobility has been a top strategic priority for Holman Enterprises for several years now and this partnership with Lordstown Motors is an exciting opportunity to further grow and strengthen our automotive core competencies in this segment of the industry,” said Conroy.
About Holman Enterprises
Holman Enterprises is a global organization that has provided trusted automotive services for 96 years by training, empowering, and rewarding exceptional people; by earning the loyalty and exceeding the expectations of each and every customer; and by giving back to the communities that support their success. Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Holman Enterprises is comprised of six business segments that support diverse sectors of the automotive industry: Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately-owned dealership groups in the U.S. with 39 dealership franchises representing 19 brands; Holman Insurance Services, a commercial and consumer insurance services company; Holman Parts Distribution, a national multi-brand powertrain parts distributor; Auto Truck Group, a truck up-fitting business; ARI, the largest privately-owned fleet leasing and management company in North America; and Holman Strategic Ventures, Holman’s corporate venture capital and innovation team. For additional information, please visit HolmanEnterprises.com.
About Lordstown Motors
Lordstown Motors Corp. (LMC) is an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of light duty fleet vehicles, founded by CEO Steve Burns with the purpose of transforming Ohio’s Mahoning Valley and Lordstown, Ohio into the epicenter of electric-vehicle manufacturing. On November 7, 2019, LMC acquired the 785 acre, 6.2 million square foot GM Assembly Plant in Lordstown, Ohio from General Motors where they will build the Lordstown Endurance™, believed to be the world’s first all-electric pickup truck.
In 2021, Lordstown Motors Corp. will complete the engineering and development of the Endurance. Designed to serve the commercial pickup truck market, the Endurance will be the first production vehicle that utilizes a 4-wheel-drive hub-motor system, a design that reduces the number of moving parts. With its hub motor design, Lordstown engineers have set out to re-invent the electric vehicle.
For additional information, visit http://www.lordstownmotors.com and follow @lordstownmotors.
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