Lordstown Motors, an OEM of electric light duty vehicles focused on the commercial fleet market, and Amerit Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet maintenance and repair programs, announced an agreement for Amerit to provide service and maintenance to Lordstown’s commercial fleet customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will jointly provide EV service and warranty for the Lordstown Endurance in key states allowed by law, as well as future vehicles developed by Lordstown in collaboration with the Foxconn EV ecosystem.
“Amerit is a perfect fit with Lordstown because it is a well-established service provider to the fleet and commercial industry with experience in the service and maintenance of EVs,” said Edward Hightower, CEO & president of Lordstown Motors Corporation in a statement. “Our vehicles and connectivity features, combined with Amerit’s mobile service network and innovative maintenance solutions, provide Lordstown with the ability to offer a comprehensive and customized EV experience for our fleet customers.”
The Lordstown Endurance began commercial production at the Foxconn EV Ohio assembly plant in Q3 2022. Sales started in Q4 2022. Production and deliveries resumed in April 2023 after a pause earlier in the year to address supplier quality issues and are expected to continue at a very low pace.
“Lordstown is an innovative EV company serving the commercial fleet market, and we look forward to supporting their customers by offering service programs across the U.S.,” added Amerit’s CEO Dan Williams. “With over 1,800 trained and certified technicians across the country, our customized approach to service programs, and our expertise in providing EV maintenance solutions, we believe that Amerit is ideally suited to rapidly scale services to Lordstown’s Endurance customers and vehicle programs in the future.”
Amerit is executing plans for the rollout of service locations aligned with Lordstown’s launch plan for initial fleet customers. Prior to the launch of services, Amerit service technicians will complete a safety training program as well as Lordstown’s training curriculum for the Endurance and other future vehicles.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet