EPA Ratings for Lordstown Endurance: Poor Performance

Lordstown’s Problematic Figures: Unacceptable?

The contentious Lordstown Endurance has failed to meet expectations, as made glaringly evident by its appalling EPA-determined range assessment. InsideEVs was the first to discover that the 2023 Lordstown Endurance can travel merely 174 miles on a single battery charge. Its MPG equivalents are even more egregious, the Endurance scraping in at 49/46/48 (city, highway, and merged) MPGes.

CarBuzz finds the mile-per-gallon concept silly and perplexing, but thankfully, the EPA issues an even more vital piece of information. We’re talking about kWh/100 miles, which actually captures how effective the whole system is. As per the EPA’s metrics, Lordstown consumes 48 kWh every one hundred miles – this amount is commendable in relation to other classifications.

To come to terms with the reason behind this low evaluation, it is necessary to delve further and analyse the energy utilised during the testing period. To be exact, we must see the stats given in watt-hour per mile e.g: while driving over a combined course the Endurance includes 702 Wh/mi whereas on the motorway it slackens off to 688 Wh/mi. Unsurprisingly, the all-electric truck lags behind in freeway performance with 733 Wh/mi differential. If you were planning to travel between two towns, the furthest distance you can expect to cover using this truck would be 169 miles.

In brief, for this present-day universe in which 300 miles is tending to be the criterion, it does not suffice. This year, the Environmental Protection Agency has designated Chevy’s completely battery-powered working truck with a 450-mile rating.

In comparison to its principal opponents, the range of the Ford F-150 Lightning is rather meager. With a Standard Range battery, it can travel 240 miles prior to requiring another charge, whereas the Rivian R1T grants nearly 290 miles until needing to be recharged.

What amplifies the dissatisfaction with the Endurance’s range is the battery capacity. Ford has outfitted the model with a 98 kWh pack, while Rivian packs 105 kWh. The default 109 kWh package in the Endurance results in other brands having less kWh for comparable performance and range: the base Tesla Model S has only 100 kWh under the hood but manages to travel for 405 miles on one charge.

Our screenshot presents the Mazda MX-30, which is the electric vehicle that holds the least amount of range currently available in the US. It comes with 35.5 kWh Li-ion battery, delivering 100 miles driving distance. It’s not precisely equivalent to the Endurance, yet it’s remarkable that both EVs are in the same scope of range.

The situation for the Endurance appears to be declining. This newest report may be the ultimate blow. Despite its construction in America, it does not meet the criteria to obtain the $7,500 tax incentive, making them disadvantaged against their competition.

Perhaps it is time to christen it the Lordstown Impotence; an indication of the weakened state it now finds itself.

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