Lordstown Motors Teams Up With In-Wheel Motor Specialist Elaphe

Elaphe’s L-1500 Endurance in-wheel motors will be produced by Lordstown Motors in Ohio.

Lordstown Motors announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies for in-wheel hub motors.

The company plans to produce the in-wheel hub motors for the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup truck at its huge Lordstown plant in Ohio (by Lordstown’s employees with support from Elaphe). The first units, seen in alpha prototypes/skateboard, were also supplied by Elaphe.

Elaphe will develop a specific L-1500 Endurance In-Wheel Motor model for the Endurance, which needs four of them for all-wheel-drive with a system output of 600 hp (roughly 440 kW) total.

Lordstown Endurance Alpha test prototype – in-wheel motor