Rulli, Obhof Join VP During Visit to Lordstown Motors for Unveiling of the First Electric Truck
COLUMBUS—State Senator Michael Rulli
(R-Salem) and Senate President Larry Obhof
(R-Medina) joined Vice President Mike Pence and other state and local leaders in Lordstown today for the unveiling of Lordstown Motors’ new all-electric Endurance truck.
"Not only does this truck highlight the ingenuity of the people of the Mahoning Valley and shines the light on the renaissance of Lordstown, it also shows that our federal, state and local leaders have been laying the groundwork for economic development and innovation through good sound policy,” said Senator Rulli.
Last year, the former GM factory in Lordstown was bought by Lordstown Motors Corporation, and they revealed plans to make the new all electric powered pickup truck called the Endurance. The rollout also included speeches by Jim Tressel and Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns. Vice President Pence road inside the Endurance as it drove onto the stage.
"Today marks another step forward for the future of Lordstown, and I appreciate the hard work of everyone who made this day possible," said President Obhof. "We will continue to fight for strong economic policies and opportunities like this for the hard-working families of Northeast Ohio."
Between Lordstown Motors and the partnership between LG Chem and GM, recent and upcoming investments in the region total over $2.3 billion and will lead to thousands of new jobs.