Cuyahoga Falls Goes Eco-Friendly with Lordstown Motors Electric Pickup, Hybrid Cruisers
Lordstown Motors’ Endurance is slated to be the first ever electric pickup truck to market in the United States. The truck has already received over 40,000 preorders since it’s unveiling in June, totaling around $2 billion in potential revenue for the company.
Walters says purchasing an electric vehicle rather than a conventional one will save the city about $20,000 over the next five years because of the truck’s reduced fuel cost. Other savings that come with the purchase include federal and local l tax credits, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
The city also owns its own electric system, meaning it won’t have pay private electric companies to provide charging.
“Everyone tells us this is the direction that the automotive industry is heading … so we know it’s coming, but I would see in the coming years that our fleet ends up all being electric,” Walters said.
In addition to the purchase of an Endurance, he says Cuyahoga Falls will also add four hybrid police cars next year.