SEC Charges Lordstown Motors with Misleading Investors about Company’s Flagship Electric Vehicle

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Lordstown Motors Corp. with misleading investors about the sales prospects of Lordstown’s flagship electric pickup truck, the Endurance. Lordstown, which filed for bankruptcy in 2023, went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in 2020.

According to the SEC’s settled order, Lordstown exaggerated the demand for the Endurance, claiming that the company had received more than 100,000 nonbinding “pre-orders” for the vehicle from commercial fleet customers when, in reality, most of the pre-orders came from companies that did not operate fleets or intend to buy the truck for their own use. The SEC’s order also found that Lordstown misrepresented the company’s timeline for delivering the Endurance by failing to account for production delays partially due to Lordstown’s inability to access many critical parts.

Source: SEC.gov | SEC Charges Lordstown Motors with Misleading Investors about Company’s Flagship Electric Vehicle