Goodyear and Lordstown Motors have agreed to collaborate on tyres and service.
The announcement coincides with Lordstown’s debut of its first all-electric pick-up truck, the Endurance, featuring Goodyear tyres.
As part of the agreement, Goodyear also intends to acquire new Endurance vehicles to integrate into its own servicing fleet.
“We want to be the tyremaker of choice for electric vehicle manufacturers and working with Lordstown represents an ideal relationship with shared Ohio roots and shared values of innovation, performance and sustainability,” said Goodyear director, New Ventures, Erin Spring.
Operating out of the former General Motors plant near Youngstown, Ohio, Lordstown has retooled the facility to begin producing its first vehicles at the end of this year.
Lordstown says it has received advance orders for fleet purchases of the Endurance and plans to build 20,000 of the pick-ups during its first year of production.