LORDSTOWN, Ohio—Lordstown Motors Corp., the start-up company that's developing an all-electric pickup truck for the U.S. market, has agreed to collaborate with Goodyear on tires, service and future "tire intelligence" opportunities.
The companies disclosed their collaboration agreement on the day that Lordstown Motors is set to debut the preproduction version of the Endurance, its first electric model, which will be equipped with Goodyear tires.
As part of the agreement, Goodyear intends to integrate Endurance pickups into its own servicing fleet, thereby recognizing the sustainable footprint of the all-electric vehicles.
"We want to be the tire maker of choice for electric-vehicle manufacturers," Erin Spring, Goodyear's director of new ventures, said, "and working with Lordstown represents an ideal relationship with shared Ohio roots and shared values of innovation, performance and sustainability."
Neither LMC nor Goodyear disclosed which Goodyear model will be fitted as OE, nor did they disclose the sizing. The preproduction version displayed at the June 25 launch event was mounted on Goodyear Wranglers, size 275/60R20.
The drive system for the Endurance features four motors mounted within the wheel hubs, capable of producing up to 4,400 lb-ft of torque (peak), which would yield a 7,500-lb. towing capacity.