MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. –
Holman Enterprises is charging up its fleet division at ARI in a new way.
According to a news release distributed on Tuesday, the company announced a new partnership with Lordstown Motors, an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer of all-electric, light-duty fleet vehicles. Holman highlighted the strategic partnership will help to introduce the Lordstown Endurance, an all-electric commercial pickup truck, to vocational fleet operators across North America.
“For more than nine decades, Holman Enterprises has embraced innovative automotive technology and services on behalf of our customers. We believe Lordstown Motors’ commercial fleet strategy is a major step forward for the industry as a growing number of organizations look to integrate electric vehicles into their fleet operations,” said Chris Conroy, president and chief executive officer of Holman Business Services.
“The Endurance has the potential to deliver both immediate and long-term benefits to vocational fleet operators and we’re excited to help introduce the versatile pickup truck to this segment of the industry,” Conroy continued.
Through this partnership, the company said ARI will provide fleet management services, including vehicle supply chain logistics, for the Endurance on behalf of its customers.
Additionally, Auto Truck Group, Holman Enterprises’ work truck upfitting and manufacturing company, will provide the design, manufacturing, and installation of specialized equipment and upfit for the Endurance to help customize the vehicle for a wide-range of commercial applications.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership and to work closely with Chris and the entire team at Holman Enterprises to provide the Endurance and its drivers with what we’ve designed to be the safest, most economical, and greenest pickup truck to ever hit the road,” Lordstown chief executive officer Steve Burns said.
“With the 75 MPG equivalent, there are no fuel costs, and with drastically fewer move parts than a traditional drivetrain, the Endurance is virtually maintenance-free, delivering a significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to typical pickup trucks,” Burns continued.
Conroy then added, “The EV space and the future of e-mobility has been a top strategic priority for Holman Enterprises for several years now and this partnership with Lordstown Motors is an exciting opportunity to further grow and strengthen our automotive core competencies in this segment of the industry.”