LANSING—Michigan continues to claim its position as the automotive capital of the world with the announcement from Ohio-based Lordstown Motors Corp. on plans to establish an automotive research and development center in Farmington Hills with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.

Lordstown Motors received a $1 million Michigan Business Program performance-based grant to support the $3.6 million R&D center, which is expected to create 141 jobs.

Lordstown Motors is developing an all-electric pickup truck called the Lordstown Endurance (pictured above). Founded in 2019, the company debuted the Endurance at its Ohio headquarters over the summer and has received more than 50,000 pre-orders for the vehicle.

To read more, click on